Toronto Star: “GTA ‘Canada is a dreamland’: Syrian refugee thrilled to start job at Kitchener high-tech firm”

“I feel like I’m living in a wonderful dream now and I don’t want anyone to wake me up,” said Hakmi, 26, who last week packed up his life as a refugee and landed in Kitchener as the first skilled immigrant admitted to Canada through Talent Beyond Boundaries, a Washington-based NGO that matches refugees with employers desperate to fill skill shortages.