“I came to Canada as an international student from Aden, Yemen. That’s around 12,626 km away from Calgary. I found a scholarship through a Canadian company, Nexen. I was lucky to be fully funded for school.
Although I left my loved ones and came alone, I made lots of friends and started my own family here. Throughout my stay, I have been involved in Canadian culture. I’ve learned lots of things and met many wonderful people.
Today, I am more open minded and more accepting. Diversity is the most amazing thing about Canada. The people do not care what colour I am, where I come from or whether I came from a rich, mid-class, or poor family …
My time here has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Canada is my home now and I belong here. I am not sure if I am staying, but I feel that I am not yet ready to return to Aden.
In Canada, you have no limitations. If you want to reach your hand to the sky, you can reach it here – nobody can restrict you.”
Mohammed Amin, Civil Engineering Technology ’14 | Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management ‘16