Manmeet and Randeep Oberoi immigrated to Canada in 2018.
Manmeet was a headteacher in an educational establishment and Randeep was a credit advisor in a bank. Manmeet got her teaching certification in Nova Scotia and now works as a substitute teacher, but she can't get a permanent position.
For his part, Randeep has followed several training courses in the banking field since his arrival, but he is still unemployed.
Both expected to Although it might take a while, maybe two years, to find permanent employment, says Randeep.
Even though they all have both Canadian nationals, Randeep has no idea how he could fit into the job market.
For Manmeet, the experience is particularly frustrating, as she enjoys teaching and has a host of specialized skills.
Carmen Celina Moncayo, a psychologist who serves as a manager at the Immigrant Services Association in Nova Scotia, explains that the stress caused by the immigration experience manifests itself in several ways.
People can develop depression, anxiety, sleep problems, eating disorders, irritability, she points out. Distrust of ourselves, distrust of the environment…all the ways in which our body expresses stress.
Originally from Colombia, Moncayo explains that his association teaches newcomers that what they are experiencing is a completely normal reaction to being uprooted.
After more than five years in Nova Scotia, Manmeet Oberoi wonders if the decision to come here was the right one. It's very, very stressful, she said. Sometimes I don't know how to survive here because, if we don't have jobs here, then why do so many people come here?
Based on a text by Vernon Ramesar, CBCNews (New window)