Chritianah came to Canada in December of 2012 from Nigeria. Despite having a bachelor’s degree in accounting, previous work experience in her home country and a developed resume, Christianah experienced months of frustration applying for jobs with no success. She heard about Jumpstart to Success through her Employment Counselor at CCIS and attended the GBES in the spring of 2013. Christianah learned that she was not alone in her attempts at securing employment in her employment field to no avail.
She quickly learned that getting her first job in Canada was about much more than education and experience. Christianah recalls “I was taught a lot about Canadian workplace ethics, values, conduct of people and also the rules and regulations that governs this society which is different from my home country.” Upon completing the 8 week workshop, she began her work experience in a transitional job with a positive attitude and a solid plan of upgrading her credentials. While working full time Christianah began to attend classes and pass the professional exams to become a member of Canadian Certified General Accountants (CGA).
Given her passion, drive and hard work we are certain that Christianah will obtain her membership very soon and have a long and prosperous career as an accountant in Canada.