An IT Career and a New Life in Canada
An Employment Journey Article
Posted: Thursday 4th December 2008 08:42
by Heidi Riley [Employment Journey, Volume 11, Number 1, November/December 2008] -- Georges Mardini arrived in Canada from his home country of Lebanon in February 2006. He came to Canada with the education and work experience necessary to build a good life here. It has taken time for him to adjust to a new country and find a job that matches his qualifications.
“I chose the IT field because it’s challenging,” says Georges. “Technology is always changing, which makes the job interesting. In Lebanon, I earned a technical degree in electronics and became an Electronics Specialist. I did IT work for three different companies.”
It took Georges a year to find a job in his field on PEI. He now works as a Bilingual Technical Analyst at the Atlantic Technology Centre (ATC) in Charlottetown. “I work for Bulletproof Solutions Inc. on full-time contract to VisionQuest Inc.,” says Georges. “They were looking for someone
bilingual and experienced in the IT field. My work here is somewhat similar to what I was doing in Lebanon, but it’s on a bigger scale here because we deal with more customers with different setups and problems.”
“VisionQuest Inc. offers multiple services to companies, including application hosting, server management, desktop management, remote backup, e-mail and spam filtering. We recently opened a Network Operation Centre (NOC) at the ATC. The centre serves customers 24/7. All the NOC agents are bilingual.”