Foreign-trained HR professionals face barriers

Nearly one-half can’t find HR jobs in Ontario: Study
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/22/2010

Bola Adeniyi-Taiwo worked in HR at a bank in Nigeria for 15 years, eventually holding the position of general manager of HR corporate services.

Educated in England and Switzerland, with bachelor degrees in law and German and a master’s degree in international human resources, Adeniyi-Taiwo began researching the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation in 2003, when she knew she would be immigrating to Windsor, Ont.

“As somebody coming here as a foreigner into Canada, it was very important to get a Canadian certification. That is the only way you can improve your job opportunities,” she said.