Home away from home
Manitoba's ethnic communities are busy promoting the province as an immigration destination
Sun Jun 29 2003
By Ashoke Dasgupta
… Winkler had an agreement to bring in immigrants to meet their labour needs before the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) started." …
"I feel privileged to do this for people," says Star 7 owner Adele Dyck.
"Immigration can place unbearable strains on marriages, especially when one gets a reasonably good job in his or her profession while the other is, perforce, a call centre agent or security guard despite years of superior education and experience."
Dyck is "bombarded" with people wanting to immigrate to Manitoba from 30 countries including Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Russia and Sweden.
Immigrating to Canada in 1985 with her current staff, her seven children (the seven stars), Dyck hit on the idea of starting the firm when, as a member of the executive committee of the Winkler Chamber of Commerce, she became aware of a constant shortage of skilled workers.
Star 7 has brought in about 400 families over the last four years, and expects another 150 this year. …