Ukrainian Family Finds Opportunity in Canada

Inna Rosales_LRInna Rosales, a single mother of two from Ukraine, wanted a better life for her children. As a Quality Assurance Tester at a telecommunications company in the city of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, she was getting by but had hit a ceiling professionally. Employment was unstable and Inna was often working multiple jobs even with her skills and abilities.

A childhood friend had moved to Vancouver ten years earlier, and proposed Canada as an option. Inna and her children packed their belongings and immigrated to Toronto in hopes of a more prosperous and stable future.

As a family, they were immediately enamored with Canada and impressed with the landscape and people. They had found home. Soon, however, money became an issue as Inna struggled to find work in her field and was forced to work survival jobs in retail and as a general labourer. With an IAF loan, Inna enrolled in .Net Solutions, a bridging program at Humber College specifically designed for internationally trained professionals.

With hard work and determination, Inna successfully completed the program and is now working as a Quality Assurance Specialist with a bright future. “My family and I worked extremely hard. With your (IAF) help, we are now in a position to give back to society as we can certainly identify with others in similar situations,” she said.

“IAF helps immigrants realize their dreams and start a new life in Canada without the added stress of finding financial support.”


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.