Faisal Durrani
Country of origin: 
Pakistan
Year of arrival to Canada: 
2008
Languages(s) speaks: 
Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi
Education: 
MBA, Finance
Occupation: 
Financial Advisor (Canada)

Community Involvement:

I was an active member of the Surrey Welcoming Spaces project. We visited private & public facilities in Surrey to evaluate how welcoming they are.

Interest in the Advisory:

I like talking to newcomers and I believe that my diverse back ground and experience is so recent that it would definitely add the value for the newcomers who are not that aware about Government and non-Government agencies which can help them settle down in Surrey.

Immigrant challenges:

One of the biggest challenges for immigrants in Canada is finding their first right job. In Canada if the immigrant does not have Canadian degree or certificate, it would be difficult to get a job.

Vision for Surrey:

My vision of the welcoming and inclusive Surrey is where newly-arrived  immigrants feel welcomed and when they feel that they are effective right away.