Newcomer Success Stories

The Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership is seeking the community’s help to recognize newcomers and immigrants who are making a difference in the community. To do this, it has launched the Immigrant Success Stories Program, a community-building initiative where residents can nominate a newcomer or immigrant who they feel has made a positive contribution.  

 

Meet Alfred

Alfred EboloIf you ask Alfred Bessawa Ebolo what he likes most about living in Moncton, he says that “it’s all about the people”. A native of Cameroon, the 28-year-old, moved to Moncton four years ago to study Transportation and Logistics. Today he works at Keltic Transport in a job that he loves. 

“I am working in my field of study, and the people I work with are like family,” he says. “I have found that people in Moncton are willing to help when you need it.”

In turn, Alfred has been keen to return the favour by helping new immigrants. He often speaks and lends an ear to newcomers at CCNB in Dieppe, CAFI and MAGMA. He sees himself as an ambassador for the young generation like him, determined to challenge the stereotypes he feels exist about African people.

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Meet Espérance

Meet Khaleel

Nomination Process

 
The online nomination forms must be submitted. There is no deadline, as stories will be published regularly. In order to be nominated, newcomers or immigrants must have made a contribution in at least one of five categories:

  • Business – A newcomer/immigrant who has achieved success in launching, developing or operating a business in the Greater Moncton Area.
  • Community Impact – A newcomer/immigrant who, through their actions, strengthens the Greater Moncton community and/or neighbourhood. 
  • Youth – A newcomer/immigrant youth in secondary or post- secondary education who has made a significant achievements in the Greater Moncton Area. 
  • Arts and Culture - A newcomer/immigrant who has made a significant contribution to the arts and culture landscape of Greater Moncton. 
  • Seniors - Newcomer/immigrant seniors who have made an impact on their community/neighbourhood.  

The Local Immigration Partnership’s Welcoming Committee Working Group will then review nominations and select candidates based on the key sectors identified as well as their positive contributions to the community.  

Nomination Form