Find out how Amabir Dhawan, Team Leader, Technicolor Canada Inc., attended job-specific language training on-site at her workplace through the Halton District School Board, and received a job promotion.
Kiran Manjunath, Master’s Graduate Stream
After graduating with an MBA from Queen’s University, Kiran Manjunath applied to Opportunities Ontario and became a nominee. He and his wife live and work in Toronto.
Dr. George Therapondos
“I originally came on a temporary worker’s permit which was renewed a couple of times but then I was given the opportunity to apply for this program that allowed me to become a permanent resident….Opportunities Ontario has worked very well for me. It has removed the need for renewing my visa every year.”
– Dr. George Therapondos is the Director of the Clinical Trials Unit, Multi-organ Transplant Program at University Health Network and came to Canada in 2005.
“And the people there (at Opportunities Ontario) are really, really helpful. They were always available for our questions…. My life now in Canada is fantastic. We’re glad that we made the decision to make Canada our home.”
– After receiving her Masters from the University of Waterloo, May Zheng started working at GGY as an actuarial programmer.
Clara Patricia Hernandez-Luna
“My name is Patricia Hernandez and I am an optometrist from Colombia... My husband found the Bridging program. I saw that it was for international optometrists. I said, this is what I need…”
– Clara Patricia Hernandez-Luna, licensed optometrist, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Vision Science, took optometric bridge training program at the University of Waterloo
“I came here in July 2007. I was looking for a specific thing geared to social work profession. So this was catering to that need…”
– Vikas Keshri, social worker, graduate of Internationally Educated Social Worker program at Ryerson University
“I came to Canada in 1998 from Pakistan. When we came here I was thinking whether I should go back to the teaching spot because it is a new place for me. I should go back and find what I can do to have those skills to work as an ECE (Early Childhood Educator…”
– Naureen Imran, Early Childhood Educator, enrolled in Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario’s Access to the Early Childhood Education field