Waheed Amin is a Bridge to Work Specialist for Internationally Trained Professionals at the Skills for Change.
He was born in Kabul, City of Afghanistan & he has international experience in Human Resources & Administration Management.
He began his relationship with Skills for Change by Volunteering in one of the Employment Ontario Office sites in March 2018 & soon after, Waheed was offered a full-time employment at Skills for Change. Until now he has contributed in different roles as Clients Engagement Support Specialist, Program Administrator – Mentoring Coach for the Skills for Change Mentoring Program in partnership with TRIEC, Employer Engagement team member and currently serving as a Bridge to Work Specialist for the Health Informatics Department.
Waheed completed his Bachelor’s degree in Communications & Journalism and College Diploma in English Language and Literature. He started his career as Executive Administrative Officer and he was promoted as the Employee Relations Manager & then became the General Manager for posting diplomats abroad at the Human Resources department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. In his role at the Ministry, Waheed has travelled to 20+ countries. Waheed grew in his role to become Career Diplomat & worked with different departments at the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Austria. He returned to Afghanistan after his diplomatic mission was officially ended.
After relocating to Canada, he has started volunteering with the Afghan community centres in Toronto and then started volunteering and working with Skills for Change.
“It was an amazing experience when Skills for Change connected me with a suitable Mentor and provided me with a professional network that supported me in finding my first job in Canada.
I love working in a multicultural environment with diversely skilled and talented immigrants with their Canadian journey. I am greatly enriched by this rich experience at Skills for Change, where we help and support newcomers from different professional backgrounds.
Now working as Skills for Change member staff and supporting Internationally Trained Professionals has been the most satisfying part of my job and therefore, I would like to focus on what I am enjoying the most. Thanks to Skills for Change!”– Waheed Amin