The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is commending the efforts of some Black people in Atlantic Canada. These highlighted people are those who give back and are a source of inspiration to others.
The public submitted more than 350 nominations the last fall. The categories for nomination included Black leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and teachers from across the East Coast.
About 20 people were highlighted for the 2023 CBC Black Changemakers. A panel made the selection of Black community members in Atlantic Canada. Canadian Visa Professionals reported that one of the selected Black Changemakers was Joy Chukwu-Osazuwa. This Nigerian woman was commended for her passion for pursuing education. She was also recognized for helping other people in their educational pursuits.
The Canadian Immigration Success Story of a Nigerian Woman
Joy Chukwu-Osazuwa had a rough start when she arrived in Canada in 2018. She got into Canada pregnant with her third child. At the same time, she was getting ready to start studying for a fully funded Ph.D. in marine biology at Memorial University in St. John’s. Initially, everything felt like a struggle, because she had to settle in a new city and country without her husband and two other children.
Canadian Visa Professionals reported that it was quite difficult for Chukwu-Osazuwa to adapt, secure a place to live and settle down without a car. Having to experience the Canadian winter for the first time was another major challenge. But, the courageous Nigerian woman took things one day at a time, and the struggle eased off with time.
Based on Chukwu-Osazuwa’s experience as a newcomer in Canada, she decided to help other immigrants adapt to Canada.
The Nigerian Woman's Incredible Work
Besides being a Ph.D. student, Chukwu-Osazuwa is the director of strategy, growth and marketing with Skyned Consults. She uses her role in this Black-owned education technology company to help people achieve their dreams of studying abroad.