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The New to Canada Podcast

Kate Malcolm



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From Pizza Delivery to Engineering | Malek from Jordan

What if “starting your career from scratch” after moving to Canada doesn’t have to be a bad thing? This episode’s guest has a truly inspiring knack for looking at every job as a learning opportunity and doing whatever it takes to succeed. Malek Aljabari moved to Canada in 2016 with his wife and then 1-year-old daughter, and with just $120 in his pocket, has progressed from a Domino’s and Uber employee, to a successful Engineering role, to now proud Entrepreneur.  Malek reminds us all that we are so much more than our careers and that anything is possible when you have passion, confidence, and dedication.    You don’t want to miss: What it’s like growing up in Amman, Jordan. Malek’s 1st culture shock: Moving to Wisconsin, USA, at the age of 18 to study for a month. What is the best time of year to move to Canada? Language barriers and the struggle to accept your foreign accent. Malek’s career journey: From a Domino’s and Uber employee to a successful Engineer and now Entrepreneur. How to battle your ego when you have to settle for jobs you are overqualified for… Some simple tips on how to follow your passion with confidence and knowing you will be able to bounce back no matter what happens. PLUS, why standing in a line/queue can be the ultimate culture shock for people from some parts of the world!   Links & Resources: ELSA (English Language Speech Assistant) - The fun and engaging app specially designed to help you improve your English pronunciation: 7 day free trial - Connect with Malek Aljabari on LinkedIn Follow Malek on Instagram: @realmalekjabari Download my 50 free tips from newcomers to Canada: What they wish they knew before they moved! Follow me on Instagram: @TheNewcomerCollective For more about us and what we do, check out our website:

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