When Jaasmaan Singh moved to Canada from India in 2016, he was only 21 years old, but the weight of supporting his parents and sister financially rested entirely on his shoulders.

Moving in with his aunt in Mississauga, he first found work at a maple syrup factory — a uniquely Canadian gig. He went on to work hard at odd jobs for four years, regularly sending anywhere between $400 and $3,000 back home to India every month, depending on the family’s expenses. Since he became a permanent resident in 2020 and was able to start pursuing his dream of studying music like his father, he has been bringing in (and therefore sending home) a little less.

Source: The Globe & Mail

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