Finding Opportunities in Canada

AbrahamOgidan2Abraham Ogidan arrived in Canada in March 2012 from Nigeria, along with his wife and son. They came to Canada because they saw an opportunity for a new beginning in a country that celebrated multiculturalism and presents everyone with the opportunity to grow and excel.

In Nigeria, Abraham had been working as a Supply Chain Specialist and was hoping to return to his field in Canada. Although he had previous work experience, Abraham needed Canadian qualifications in order to re-enter his desired profession. Upon researching educational opportunities, Abraham came across the Supply Chain Management Diploma at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary. In order to enter this program, Abraham needed financial assistance. He was told by a friend to contact IAF.

IAF was able to help Abraham by providing him with the financial assistance required to complete his diploma program. Abraham feels that IAF presents a new immigrant with affordable financing to obtain the Canadian qualification needed to obtain a professional job which in turn could lead to building a career in their chosen field.

Abraham has found employment at Shell Canada as a Supply Chain Specialist, and he is happy to be back in his professional field. Abraham and his family continue to reside in Calgary.


Every year, IAF helps hundreds of immigrants by providing loans to help them pay for the licensing or training they need to work in their field in Canada. Now more than ever Canada’s newcomers need our help. Please consider a donation to IAF today.