Physician Brings Her Expertise to Saskatchewan
Dr. Olamipo Bamigboje and her husband Kay were both physicians in Nigeria before coming to Canada. They both saw coming to Canada as a chance to explore more diverse opportunities for advancing and developing their careers.
The couple along with their son made the journey to Canada in 2013 and moved to Saskatchewan in 2015. Coming to Canada and experiencing the weather changes were a bit of an adjustment, specifically the dipping -40 degree days. As the family was building a home in the Saskatchewan, they ventured to the Saskatoon Open Door Society where they were told about the Immigrant Access Fund of Saskatchewan. Olamipo saw IAF as a funding option to help alleviate the costs associated with her professional exams and she made the decision to apply.
Dr. Olamipo found the IAF process to be very useful and supportive in her path to being a physician in Canada.
“IAF contributed immensely to my entering my professional field by giving me the necessary funds I needed to write the required professional exams in a timely manner. Through the IAF loan I was able to pay for my necessary professional exams in order to obtain a Canadian Medical Practicing License.”
Dr. Olamipo continues to share her positive experience with IAF with fellow immigrants. She shares with others the way that IAF helped her to achieve her career goals by allowing her to stress less on the financial aspect. Dr. Olamipo is currently practicing as a family physician, and she resides with her family in Davidson, Saskatchewan.
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.