Career Journeys in Canada: Reinventing Ourselves

Career Journeys in Canada: Reinventing Ourselves

This podcast series showcases real-life stories of people who have successfully reinvented themselves through their careers. People who have found new purpose, overcome adversity, followed their passion, and explored new horizons. Wave Podcast Series: Reinventing Ourselves – Career Journeys Made possible with the support of Ontario Creates Directed by: Teresa Botelho Content writing/hosting: Lauri Richardson Pre-production & research: Ana Carolina Botelho Production & edition: Christian Pedersen Vignettes & special effects: Robson DJ Estudio Second voice: Eric Major Website & Digital Marketing: Creative Team Canada


January 16, 2022 12 mins
Vânia Halldorson worked for many years as a Research Biologist in remote areas of Brazil. But her Master's and Doctoral degrees did not guarantee her a career that would fit her lifestyle in Canada. Always on the move, within Canada and the US, she decided to invest in a career that would allow her to work remotely.  Seeking government support paid off.

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Having always aspired to be a professor, Douglas set his sights on pursuing a Ph.D. upon arrival in Canada. While waiting for his official citizenship, he joined the Brazilian Soccer Academy, an organization dedicated to children’s sports and life skills development. He found his calling as a coach and mentor. With the goal of increasing his impact, he completed a Sports Management diploma and today shares his passion with Right to...
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Stepping back to move forward. Managing entertainment events during the Rio Olympics piqued Mara’s appetite for international exposure. An adventurer at heart, she gladly joined her husband as his career took them to Montréal, Québec. She fell in love with the city and its rich history and positioned herself to go back to school and learn French. With a background in the Cultural Event Management business Mara realizes that volunte...
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It's dog life, but he is in charge of his! The Brazilian Dog Guru shows us that it is possible to follow your dreams and convert a life-long passion into a viable career. Fernando enjoyed traveling the world working with Club Med and built solid business skills within the hospitality and automotive fields. But nothing beats the satisfaction of working with what you love. Settling in British Columbia, he focused on local networking,...
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Arnon's company, Mellohawk Logistics Inc., is the realization of an immigrant who never stopped believing he could turn his dream into reality. Although his initial studies in Brazil included Translation and Interpretation, it was an International Business program at Toronto's Seneca College that helped him discover his calling. That led to a 10-year engagement with a German Multinational prior to launching his own successful enter...
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When faced with the need for career reinvention, don't be afraid to ask for help. Acquiring mentors to better understand your own talents, potentials, gaps, and ambitions is a good way. Many professionals do this!

In this episode, Alexander Lutchin, CEO of Career Compass, shares his knowledge and advice on coaching from frontline staff to executives to discover their passions, skills, and opportunities to enhance career advancement....
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Entrepreneurship: she did it her way! After a decade of success within the finance industry, and immigrating to Canada, Carolina set her sights on a custom-made career solution. As a devoted mother of two children, Work/Life balance was a must. Listen to her interview to discover how she combined business smarts, creativity, and supportive partnerships to establish a thriving Import/Export Consultancy.

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While working on event production for the Rio 2016 Olympics, Esequiel cultivated a large international network of contacts. This helped him land an incredible job with Cirque de Soleil, the entertainment phenomenon in Québec, Canada. Brave and persevering in his decision to settle with his wife in a new country, he recommends: “Don't be afraid. Take a leap of faith, do some planning.”

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A decade of rapid progress within the financial profession gave Fernanda solid business skills. Although super-demanding, it allowed her to travel the world, ultimately choosing Canada as the preferred destination for her family. While she fell short in planning, she was still able to pursue a Master's degree and build a supportive local network. From there, her Relocation business blossomed out of a life-long passion, a desire for...
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As an Evangelical Pastor with the Baptist Church in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, Gerson was committed to helping his parishioners. Upon relocating to Canada, he knew he would need to master English to serve in the same role. With time and hard work, he again found his calling as a Surveillance Coordinator, administering hope within the Social Justice arena in St. Thomas, Ontario.

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