Moving to Regina, Saskatchewan in 2011 enabled Amol Cheema to realize his lifetime dream of becoming a police officer.
He initially left his home in rural India in 2010 to enrol at a university in Toronto. As he learned more about how the police operate in Canada, with a focus on community service, he knew that was the career he wanted.
When friends who had moved to Regina told him about the many job opportunities in the city, Amol decided to follow them. That move opened the door to a career in policing when the Regina Police Service hired him as a student in a community liaison position.
Several months later and with their support, he entered Police College, graduating in December 2014. He is now a full-fledged police constable, assigned to the Central District, Community Services Division.
In 2014, Amol achieved another milestone – he became a Permanent Resident of Canada through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program. He looks forward to a long career as a police officer in his new home.
“There are lots of opportunities in Saskatchewan. If you’re willing to work hard, the sky is the limit for you.”