Kingsley Unah arrived in Canada at the end of 2019, immigrating from Nigeria. Kingsley had a strong background with experience in finance and holding a Bachelor’s in Accounting, an MBA, and being a Chartered Accountant. Kingsley’s interests and employment goals in Canada were to uncover opportunities in fraud and financial crimes.
He knew his biggest hurdles to employment in Canada included a lack of Canadian experience and having to build a new professional network in a new country. With a clear sense of purpose and a willingness to work hard, Kingsley graduated from the Leadership Connections program and put the networking and interview strategies he learned to good use. He successfully landed a role as a Manager of Global Anti-Money Laundering Oversight Testing, with RBC.
When I came to Canada, I was focused on finding a role with a major bank as a fraud management or anti-money laundering expert. The challenge, for me, was my lack of Canadian work experience and not having a professional network. The Leadership Connections program taught me how to network effectively and prepare for interviews. Through ACCES, I was introduced to several business leaders and developed connections with RBC. I confidently and successfully managed the networking opportunities and interviews because of the knowledge I gained from the program.
Manager, Global AML Oversight Testing, RBC
ACCES Employment Leadership Connections Alum