Originally from Belgium, Nicolas Bertrand has traveled in different countries before chosing Canada as his home. He moved to Canada in 2012 with his family. Canada is his 4th destination, as he has already lived in the Philippines, the United States and France.
More than 16 years of International experience in Hotel Management gave him the opportunity to grow professionally and personally. Thanks to those experiences he is able to adapt to different situations and he understands the challenge of facing a new culture.
He speaks fluent French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and can communicate in German and Dutch.
Since his arrival in Canada he has volunteered in the community and always tries to help as many people as possible.
He loves spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys playing soccer and going to see some hockey at the coliseum.
Erika and Nicolas met in the USA in 2006 while both acquiring new professional skills. They got married in 2008 and decided to start their new life in Belgium. Quality of life is a priority for both. Combining career and family was the goal of the move especially when their first baby was born in 2011, Lucas.
When Lucas arrived they knew Canada would be the destination for the next years. New Brunswick was chosen due to national parks, free health care, free education among other advantages. Another thing they loved is the fact that New Brunswick is the only bilingual province in Canada. These were the factors that contributed to the decision-making process.
They arrived in Canada 0n February 15th, 2012 with their 6 month old baby boy, 6 suitcases and a lot of dreams!
The permanent residency arrived only in June 2016. They had to be patient and persever in order to reach their goals. However thanks to their experience they created a great network of trustworthy people. They love helping people around and want newcomers to avoid the difficulties they went through when settling in the Atlantic Provinces.
2016 was a good year for them, not only for the permanent residency but also, as a Christmas present, their second son was born on December 16, 2016, Matteo. It was a great year for them! During this same year, in November, they purchased an Ice Cream shop that opened its doors in May 2017.
Milu’s Ice Cream Shop(*) is already a concrete way to show how much they love this community and how much they are willing to help. A newcomer is also part of the Milu’s Ice Cream Shop team, it will not only help the economy but it will also help the newcomer to have the Canadian work experience in order to make it easier to enter the workforce of the province.
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