Jeanny spent over five years applying for immigration to Canada from Vietnam. She knew Canada would offer her and her husband greater opportunities for work, education and prosperity. While still in Vietnam, Jeanny had a son and her resolve to immigrate to Canada became even stronger, as she wanted to ensure that he had all the choices, freedoms and opportunities that Canada offers.
When she finally arrived in Calgary, Jeanny was connected with Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) and learned about their employment skills program. She studied English, passed her English proficiency test and applied for Administrative Assistant training. Through CIWA’s partnership with WINS, Jeanny received a placement as an administrative assistant with WINS for a 10-week term.