It’s not easy immigrating to a new country and trying to find work. Luckily, organizations like the Brampton Multicultural Community Centre (BMC) are here to help.

Adaobi arrived in Canada in September 2021. Despite having extensive education in business, including a Master’s degree from a university in her home country of Nigeria, Adaobi struggled to find work in Canada. It was difficult for Adaobi to translate her skills and experience in a way that Canadian employers could understand. The Covid-19 pandemic also interfered with her job search. Over a year later, in July 2022, Adaobi was in a challenging situation, experiencing financial stress, a lack of motivation, and not knowing where to turn.


“We came to Canada with nothing but clothes.”


One day while searching for jobs online, Adaobi came across BMC’s Integrated Employment Services Delivery Program and decided to give it a try.

The team at BMC got to work immediately, creating an Employment Action Plan for Adaobi. The Employment Specialists worked with her one-on-one to help her build her resume for the Canadian job market, practice her interview skills and build her confidence.

When Adaobi was ready, the BMC team helped her apply for suitable jobs that matched her interests. With her new resume and skillset, it didn’t take long. The Royal Bank of Canada hired Adaobi as a Banking Advisor in the highly coveted financial industry.

Employment Ontario Peel’s support didn’t stop there. Adaobi was able to access financial job support to buy work clothes, pay for transportation, and get Chromebooks for her children’s education. Adaobi is thrilled with her new job since it allows her to transfer her skills from the banking industry in Nigeria. She can now support herself, her husband, and her children. Adaobi feels like she belongs and has a place here in Canada… a purpose.

Contact Brampton Multicultural Centre to learn how they can help you reach your employment goals! (905) 790-8482


“BMC showed me the path graced with love and support, boosting my confidence by constantly reminding me that I was more than enough and guiding the way to success.” Congratulations, Adaobi!