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My East Coast Experience

A World of Support

A unique Study and Stay Program helps international students as future employees and entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia By Suzanne Rent Austin Zhang arrived in Halifax on January 3, 2010 at 1 a.m. after a 14-hour flight from China. He was coming here from his hometown outside of Shanghai to study …

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Enjoying the Journey

After bouncing around in different degrees and jobs, Ran Yi is confident he’s finally found his purpose: helping others join him in calling Canada home. By Caora McKenna   “I never thought I would become an immigrant here,” says Ran Yi, 29, who founded Easypass Immigration and Education Consulting Inc. …

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Diving in to Local Life

Focusing on the local community made this Chinese immigrant stand out. by Caora McKenna Foxx Liu, 36, came to Canada from China in 2003 for practical reasons. His decision to stay and build his life in Halifax was more personal. He arrived on the West Coast in Richmond, B.C., but it …

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Expanding Nova Scotia’s palate!

Victoria Jin is determined to change people’s stereotypes of young Asian women, starting with those who call her and her business partner too young to open up a restaurant in downtown Halifax. BY: Caora McKenna PHOTOS: Caora McKenna   Victoria Jin, left, and her business partner and best friend Alicia …

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