Success Stories

PINs leaders have made many contributions to the community. Get inspired by reading their stories of success below.

Building a Global Network

April 3, 2018

Many associations in the Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) program have partnerships with international organizations around the globe. We find out how some of them work with their international partners to build capacity and benefit their members.

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Hispanotech’s Mentorship Program – Strength in collaboration

July 13, 2017

The mentorship program launched by the Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) association Hispanotech has come a long way since its first cohort in 2015. The program has expanded its capacity by partnering with CCPA in 2016, and EXATEC Ontario in 2017. We asked them for their thoughts on how collaboration has made the program stronger.

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The Power of Networking

March 14, 2017

A diverse professional network can be very helpful for newcomers looking for meaningful employment. But how does it work in practice? Marcela Chein, President, EXATEC Ontario, a Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) association, talks about how joining a professional association helped her build her network and find employment in Canada.

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Building a Professional Network as a Platform for Empowerment

March 14, 2017

Networking is an essential part of an individual’s professional development. A professional network is a great resource for professionals to connect, collaborate and share their knowledge with each other. That was Jenny Okonkwo’s vision in founding the Black Female Accountants Network (BFAN). She tells us how she went about it.

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Alternative careers: Taking a different path to meaningful employment

June 28, 2016

Most skilled immigrants arrive in Canada hoping to find employment in occupations in line with their education and experience prior to coming to Canada. Yet for many, this process can be challenging. Often, that means coming up with a back-up plan. Alternative careers can serve as an option for immigrants to use their skills and experience to gain meaningful employment. For some, the transition becomes their new career path. For others, it’s the back-up plan while still pursuing their original career goals.

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