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No challenge is too big for Sophie Avery

In this episode of Rick and Friends, Rick Maddison is joined by Sophie Avery, marketing coordinator and digital marketing assistant at NowMedia Group.

Avery was born and raised in Kent, England, but chose to move to Canada when the opportunity arose during her studies at University of East Anglia.

After some delays caused by the pandemic, she finally landed in Kelowna last year for her exchange program at UBC Okanagan.

“The experience of moving here and studying here and working here, it’s definitely boosted my confidence,” she explains. “It’s been really great for me.”

Although she doesn’t have any family in Canada, she was determined to put herself out there and try something new.

“If someone tells me I can’t do it, I’m gonna do it,” she says. “No challenge is too big.”

Avery says she misses aspects of the UK, including her friends and family, but believes she would be living with her parents and struggling to find a job if she had stayed.

“Finding a job in the UK is incredibly tough.”

If you’re a university student or new to Canada, Avery has five pieces of advice for you – tune in to hear what they are.

In addition, you may be surprised to hear about the differences between home prices, gas, groceries, cell phone plans, university grades, and healthcare in Canada and England.

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