Transcript for: Immigrants describe their hopes for their children's future
If you good everything, like you good, you grateful to your parent, everything,
and then your children or grandchildren will do exactly same thing to you.
I apply my parents come over to Canada, because I would like the whole family together, you know, so I apply them to come over.
You know there was a lot of the European woman had come over after the second world war. And they came to work at GWG because it was a place they could work and didn't have to speak English.
There'd be three or four families live in a big house and as the woman had their babies, they'd stay home for a year and then whoever else was in the house by that time was having another baby so they always continually just kept working and working.
But I stay there because I had to stay there, I have two children, I had, we need the money you know.
My stepdaughter worked there. When we came over, she was nine years old and she had a hard time [to go to school, I mean] finishing her school. When she came sixteen, she says, "I don't want to go to school no more." Well my husband told her, "if you don't go to school, then you go to GWG."
Merlin Beharry [on camera]
We came here on the 15th of March, 1968. There was still snow on the ground from the previous winter. But it looked very promising for our children, so whatever sacrifices were necessary was made to achieve that goal. And I'm very happy to say I think we met our goal. All 6 children have university education, they have good jobs.
Sadat Khan [on camera]
That's why we came here, to look after our children's future. So, we sacrificed all the things over there. We have houses there, we leave everything and come here.
When I went for my job everybody in my family was laughing. They said, you don't know how to sew and everything.
I was Bachelor of Science in India.
They said, you won't last. I said, I make up my mind and I will show you, I think.
Anne Ozipko [on camera]
We needed the money for university.
So I had to go to work. My husband said, go to work for a little while and then stay home. But I stayed until I retired.