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Aref Sayegh: Sakkal and Dream Job

aref sayegh: Aref Sayegh, 29, and his mother Marlin Sakkal, 58, are Syrian refugees who settled in Edmonton in 2016, according to Toronto Star. Hamdi Issawi / Star Metro With a degree in economics from the University of Aleppo, she has had experience working in a bank and as a teacher before resettling in Canada. Here I can't do this because my language is limited, said Sakkal, 58. But without a better handle on one of the official languages of her new country, the prospect of employment seems almost as far away as her homeland. And while she said she's more comfortable with her English than when she arrived, Sakkal feels there's still a long way to go before she can land her dream job. For the last year and a half, she's been taking classes through the federally funded Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada program. ( As reported in the news.