Do immigrants work harder?

Community Opinion & Analysis Sep 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm

By David Fuller
Contributor, Troy Media

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C./Troy Media–When Henry Novak and his brothers arrived in Canada in 1967 to escape a lack of opportunity in their native Slovenia, they had no option but to work hard.

They came without money or English. They hoped to get a job with their brother Tony, who preceded them ito Canada and was working as a logger in the B.C. interior.

The brothers worked hard to survive and within a few years found someone who would finance them to buy their own equipment. They got some contracts and built their business. One day, Tony overheard that a local sawmill was coming up for sale and the brothers scraped all their equity together and bought the mill.

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