“Community Champions” is a media campaign led by the South Okanagan-Similkameen Local Immigration Partnership and supported by Castanet. We share stories that raise awareness about the contribution immigrants make to the community while introducing the small businesses of new Canadians.
An immigrant to Canada who had a rough start to his experience has found new footing, community and success in Penticton.
Shalindra K.C. is originally from Nepal. Before moving to Canada, he and his wife Laxmi lived in Dubai for eight years. He worked in the retail sector, at a large Spanish chain of grocery stores. As an administrator, he supervised over 90 employees, coordinating multiple business aspects from human resources to finances.
“Everything was good. The job was good. But everything is temporary there. You cannot apply for a permanent residency. At the end…