Success Stories

Maria Eugenia Porras, Venezuela, Direct Support Worker

Country: Venezuela

Date Hired: July 2022

Job Title: Direct Support Worker

Employer: Pulford Community Living Services

How did the Immigrant Centre help you to find a job in Canada?
The facilitator that the Immigrant Center assigned me helped me with my resume, gave me a lot of information on how to achieve my goals. He was always checking on my progress both by email and by phone, gave me more self-confidence and taught me interview skills. Every day I received job offers and job fairs. It was an excellent job and I am very grateful with Immigrant Center.

What types of job search techniques did you use to find your job?
The job fair (employer event) offered by the Immigrant Center.

What differences have you noticed between working in Canada and working in your home country?
A person who works in Canada can feel more safe than in my country. In Canada, the rights of the employee are respected and the employer ensures that the employee has well-being in the company. In Canada there are agencies that are responsible for protecting the employee in case of work accidents.

What advice would you give to immigrants and newcomers looking for work?
Do not hesitate to register at the Immigrant Center where highly qualified people work, with professional ethics and above all a great desire to help immigrants.