First Day in Canada

Running time: 5:32

Moving can be a scary experience. Figuring out where things are, like bus stops and grocery stores or who to go to for help can be stressful. For many newcomer Canadians the stress of moving can be compounded by language barriers. The story behind “First Day in Canada” was inspired by the real-life experiences of the lead actress. When our actress first moved to Canada her initial excitement was quickly eclipsed by her frustration as she encountered challenge after challenge in a strange new home. The story is one that many new Canadians experience when they first arrive in Victoria. We often take our familiarity with our community for granted, but for a newcomer it can be a real challenge to find one’s bearings. “First Day in Canada” shows the viewer some of these challenges, as well as where one can go to get help and advice!