Posted at: 7 Feb 2020

Ahmed - Facing change

Ahmed - Facing change

I left behind a well-established career to move to Canada. After coming here, I had to face many more challenges but managed to achieve a prestigious SCMP designation. However, I had a few concerns and needed help with a clear direction

My name is Ahmed and I am a young Bangladeshi immigrant who moved to Canada recently. I have a Bachelor in Materials & Metallurgical Engineering and MBA in Finance. 

In order to move to Canada, I left behind a well-established career. After coming here, I had to face many more challenges than I first anticipated. I did the groundwork and achieved the prestigious SCMP™ designation by the Supply Chain Management Association, Canada, within the first two months of my move. With my credentials, I was confident to find a suitable position related to my career. However, I had a few concerns and needed help with a clear direction. 

I went to Whalley WorkBC to find out how to make this a smooth transition for myself. I had a detailed briefing with a case manager who also introduced me to job search workshops, where I learned to upgrade my resume and develop a professional network in Canada. My Case Manager also referred me to a Job Developer. The Job Developer connected me to professionals with job leads. I not only received career coaching but also received support with transportation, Emergency First Aid/CPR training and a few other activities that helped reshape my portfolio. In the end, I landed in a job that was most suitable for me!

 

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."
- Colin Powell

 

My wife, my best friend and Whalley WorkBC made my dream come true. I was offered more than two jobs within three months of coming to Canada. My advice to the newcomers will be this: 'Analyze the job market, check the suitability in the line of profession you are in, check each job description for the suitability, and most importantly be adaptable and open to change'. 

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