Success Stories

Bamidele Sanusi – Nigeria – Service Desk Agent

Country: Nigeria

Date Hired: Aug 1, 2021

Job Title: Service Desk Agent

Employer: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority - Digital Health

How did the Immigrant Centre help you to find a job in Canada?
Immigrant Centre helped me by providing sufficient information to identify my transferrable skills and to understand the Canadian work culture. The employment facilitators are very wonderful set people, always willing to go above and beyond to make sure one is able to land a suitable job at the shortest possible time. The employment facilitator assigned to me took the time to review my resumé and offered great advice that enhanced my resumé and prepared me for interviews which did a lot of magic as it got me several interview invites as well as landing different jobs.

What types of job search techniques did you use to find your job?
I was consistent with using job websites such as Indeed, LinkedIn etc. I also ensured my LinkedIn profile is well profiled. Had the opportunity to engage friends and recruiters in conversations and that was very helpful in the process.

What differences have you noticed between working in Canada and working in your home country?
The communication pattern especially the frequent use of softeners which encourages one to put in one's best and feel respected while discharging one's responsibilities on the job.

What advice would you give to immigrants and newcomers looking for work?
New immigrants should endeavour to start the process from their home country, connect with settlement centres, work on their being open-minded, adaptability and improving on their transferrable skills even prior their landing, this would make them to hit-the-ground running.