Nick Noorani is living the dream, literally. Dubbed a social entrepreneur and an immigrant advocate, Nick is founding publisher of Canadian Immigrant magazine and Immigrant Networks , and author of the best-selling book Arrival Survival Canada, published by Oxford University Press.
He is also the host of his own radio show called “Ask Nick” on Radio Canada International, and a well-known media personality with regular appearances on Canada AM, CBC’s The National and more.
A sought-after consultant and speaker, Nick’s frank and humorous presentations bring in stories from his own immigrant journey as an advertising executive from India as he discusses the importance of diversity in business and the successful integration of immigrants in Canada.
Born in Mumbai, India, Nick arrived in Canada in 1998 with hopes for a better future for himself, his wife Sabrina and two children. He came with a world of international experience in marketing, working with some of the world’s leading ad agencies in Dubai, Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Mumbai, and brands such as BMW and Coca-Cola.
Read a profile of Nick published in Canadian Immigrant magazine.
Nick believes in giving back to the community through volunteering and serving as an immigrant advocate, making presentations to decisionmakers, governments and parliamentary committees.
He is also involved in several non-profit boards and charitable organizations, including:
President of Vancouver Multicultural Society (2007-2009)
Advisory member on the Vancouver 2010 Olympics Advisory Committee
Member of the RCMP Commissioner’s Advisory Committee on Visible Minorities
Council member of the Ethno Business Council
Committee member for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
Director of the Indo Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Vancouver chapter)
Past member of the Royal Commonwealth Society
Past board member of YMCA Vancouver
“I have yet to come across an individual who has dedicated so much time, resources and effort to accomplish so much in communities within a very short timeframe. I know of many organizations and individuals who have been helped by Mr. Noorani or benefited from his many targeted, community-oriented endeavours.”- Dr. Godwin Eni