The biggest issue I had was my accent. You are speaking English and people you talk to back home hear you clearly. But when you get here, they find it difficult. You keep hearing, “Pardon me?” or “What did you say?”
I started my career as a chartered accountant in Nigeria; I now work as a forensic accountant with a multinational firm.
I have been involved with volunteer work in the last two years, helping other new immigrants to fully understand the tax system in Canada.
I want my kids to have the opportunities that I didn’t have back home.
Many, many days I get a call from someone back home asking, “Tell me, how do you move to Canada?”