Newcomer Stories

Oxford is already home to people who have come from all over the world. Sometimes, as in Maria Odumodu's case they've come here directly from another country and decided to stay. Sometimes, like Shahab, they've arrived here after first living in other parts of Canada, attracted by professional opportunities, and staying for the pace of life, safety and welcoming nature of our communities.

In this section you will have a chance to hear, in their own words, from people who have come from all over the world and gone through the process of relocating to make their homes in Oxford County. Read about how these newcomers have not only built lives here, but how they've become valued members of our communities.


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This website is generously supported by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade and by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.