Omar’s story is complex and unusual, but it has aspects that are relatable to so many job seekers in Canada.
While working as a Health and Safety Officer on construction sites in Colombia he discovered some suspicious activities that made him fear for his life. He left Columbia and decided to enter Canada. He is now a refugee claimant hoping he will be allowed to stay as a permanent resident.
“The program has been very helpful in understanding my needs in pursuing my career goals and finding ways to approach that. Thank you so much BiM, thank you Career Paths and most of all thank my career counsellor!” – Omar
In order to survive, Omar quickly found work at a warehouse, but got injured and had to stop working. He approached a WorkBC center for help with his job search and from his Case Manager learned about Career Paths. He found that our program was the most suitable to his job search needs and joined the program.
Following a review with his employer, Omar has been promoted from a Safety Administration Assistant to a Project Manager. Moreover, with continued support and partial funding from Career Paths, Omar is also working towards completing a number of qualifications that will allow him to re-enter his original profession!
If, like Omar, you are an immigrant in Canada and need help attaining work in the profession you are trained, educated or experienced in, then you can contact our team to see how they can help you.