Meet the ITB Grads | Oluwatosin

Updated: Apr 14


CCIS, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, Calgary, ITB, Information and Technology

On getting to Canada, and after applying for jobs in the first month without a single interview, or even an acknowledgement of receipt, I decided to take a job at Walmart as a Fulfilment Associate where I was using my strength to offload trucks. I could pay our bills, but that meant I had to pick all available overtime, working all days of the week several times. That wasn’t the life we hoped for.


I continued to apply for jobs while at Walmart still without success. I knew I must be doing things wrongly and needed to seek a better way and seek help fast. I enrolled for and attended the ITB orientation session and that was when my change of story began. When the program started, and I was asked to introduce myself to my classmates, I could barely look into any of their eyes even as I was mumbling through my words. That was a perfect picture of how low my confidence had gone prior to joining the program.


After a month into the program my confidence soared, it felt so real that I could almost touch it. At the end of the 16-weeks occupational skills training, I knew there was no going back to Walmart.

Today, I am glad to announce to you that my email signature now reads; “Digital Banking Analyst” at Connect First Credit Union.


I thank everyone who has been involved in this journey and for the government of Alberta for backing this initiative.



Our Information & Technology program is now open for applications.

If you are a foreign-trained IT professional, we will help you bridge your skills, prepare for employment & get experience.


Register Today: meftekhar@ccisab.ca | 403.290.5425


Learn more: bit.ly/CCISITB

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