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Many Holocaust survivors struggled to find work when they first came to Canada. Organizations like the CJC and HIAS often stepped up to help. They provided loans and connected survivors with housing and employers.

In time, many survivors created flourishing professional lives. Many built up their own businesses and found financial success. While skills in the garment industry might have enabled some Jews to enter Canada, survivors also built-up thriving businesses in other areas. Survivors became butchers, electricians, shop owners and more.

Explore the ways that Holocaust survivors established themselves in Canada’s professional world.

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