Ahmad, Naval Architect from Iran
“I took the Working in Canada course through SOPA and it was very helpful to learn about the tax laws and contracts, which is very different from Iran. The audio and videos were very helpful to understand the important information and it was good that there were very specific examples about employment contracts.
I have over 14 years of experience working as a naval architect and project engineering manager in Iran and China. I wanted to come to British Columbia with my wife and two kids who are 8 and 4 years old because there are greater job opportunities in the Ship Building and Naval Architecture industry.
I applied to companies even though they didn’t have a job posting and I got a response from the company I’m working for to do a three-week contract project as a Naval Architect, which I got within a few months of arriving in British Columbia. And now my contract got extended. The people at work are very nice and open. I want to keep practicing my English and keep learning and I think soon my kids will speak better English than me!“