Newcomer Journeys

Every newcomer’s journey is unique. Explore the maps below to learn about the settlement experiences of individuals who have made the move to Cape Breton – Unama’ki from outside of Canada. See what resources were helpful to them in the early days, where they turned for support, and what helped them to feel at home on the Island.

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Newcomer Stories

Discover the stories of people who’ve chosen to make Unama’ki – Cape Breton their new home!  

The Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership (CBLIP) teamed up with CBC Radio’s Information Morning Cape Breton again in 2024 to highlight the voices of newcomers to Canada now living on the island. Check out interviews with 5 individuals living in different parts of Unama’ki, in conversation with host, Steve Sutherland:  

Newcomer Profile – Jino James (Feb 20, 2024) 

Newcomer Profile – Taina Busato (Feb 21, 2024) 

Newcomer Profile – Peter Oyedijo (Feb 22, 2024) 

Newcomer Profile – Avadh Barad (Feb 23, 2024) 

Newcomer Profile – Darlin Garland (Feb 28, 2024) 

These stories help listeners to understand the diverse experiences of folks moving to Unama’ki-Cape Breton and settling into their new communities.  

You can also listen to this series and others on CBC Radio live at Information Morning – Cape Breton with Steve Sutherland | Live Radio | CBC Listen or through the free ‘CBC Listen’ app. 

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Last Modified: March 20, 2024