From Dubai to Toronto ( on immigration, jobs and happiness)

November 28 2016

So I just won the ListServe lottery... Pretty good timing considering that I am going through a completely new chapter of my life.

I have just migrated to Toronto (Dubai being my previous home).

Some thoughts:
Love the city, love the country
Love the people: they are so welcoming and polite
Love the social welfare system here which provides opportunities for everyone that we couldn't imagine in most other countries

However, quitting a high-paying job, moving halfway across the world and looking for another suitable job in a completely unknown country is difficult, maybe even at times frustrating.

What I have learned is that one needs to stick in there, use all available resources, and keep their chin up.

So here's to having fun while looking for a job in Toronto!

I would like to end on my absolute favourite piece of advice I have ever received from the internet. I present to you ""The 5 Rules of Happiness"":
1. Free your heart from hatred
2. Free your mind from worries
3. Live simply
4. Give more
5. Expect less

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Regards,

Khurram Farooq
Toronto
khurramfarooq+listserve@gmail.com

PS: If you have any connections in Toronto who wouldn't mind connecting with a new immigrant on a professional front, or would just like to share some tips and tricks, I would be extremely grateful.


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