By Vancouver is Awesome
When Rodrigo Ceolato Maria immigrated to Canada with his family in 2018, he came with a dream of reaching new professional heights in the career he’d built for himself back in Brazil. Achieving this, however, turned out to be much more challenging than he’d hoped for.
“When you leave your home country for another, you face a lot of changes, like different weather, a different language, a different culture – but you’re also away from your family and friends. As immigrants, we as individuals, and our families, are exposed to enormous challenges,” he says.
Despite having two degrees – an MBA in project management and BA in technology and computer systems networking communications – and experience as a project leader in IT operations, one of the major challenges that stood in his way was not having access to the resources he needed to land and carry out a job at the level that he would have had back home.