Humber Alumnus Renan Orquiza has only been in Canada for three years, but he’s accomplished a lot in that short time. After arriving from the Philipines, Orquiza enrolled in Humber’s four month Bridging Program, which helps update foreign credentials to Canadian standards.
In this short time, RBC’s prestigious Top 25 Immigrant Award. Recognizing “inspiring immigrants who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian society,” the award has an illustrious list of recipients including Canada’s Minister of Defense Harjit Sajjan.
After three years in Canada Orquiza has some advice for other new Canadians. “Prior to our migration and upon landing in Canada, all of us have a dream and or goal that we wanted to achieve. Most of us only realize how challenging life can be in Canada after we have settled for a couple of weeks or months, having said that, ensure that you stay focused and stick to your goals no matter what. Reflect and think about the reason(s) why you were so excited to migrate to Canada and use those as an inspiration to keep your fire burning and flourish. Live your life, toil hard, learn from experiences and or failures, keep the faith, have the full support from your loved ones and never stop until you succeed!”