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IEPs Integration in Canada – Part 3

In my earlier blogs, I have written about the 6 Core Strategies that have helped me to build a strong foundation for my professional life in Canada. In this blog, I will cover the 3 support strategies that have helped me to build the core strategies.

  1. Creating a Support Network… The first strategy that has worked for me in the support strategies is “Creating a Support Network” in my life. The support network that has helped me includes both my professional contacts and personal contacts. This is the network of the people who have believed in me and have supported me many times unconditionally in the last couple of years.
  2. Love My Family… The second strategy that has worked for me in the support strategy is the love and support that I have received not only from immediate family (wife, my loving son) but from my extended family also (brothers, sisters, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nephews and nieces). I would not have been writing this blog, if I did not have all the support from my family for the last so many years. Recently one of my nephews gave me a candle as a present. He mentioned that the candle is a sign of hope and optimism in the darkest period. So by writing this blog, I want to light the candle of hope and optimism for the entire IEP community and say the things will happen just keep going one step at a time. Also I have always believed that whatever might happen to you, your family will always be there for you. So you should be there for your family.
  3. Count Your Blessings… The third and the final strategy that has worked for me is counting my blessings. In the last 10 years of my stay in Canada, there were many times when I was about to fall down and hit the ground. However, whenever that was going to happen, there was someone who held my hand and said come I will help you pass through this time. So I boldly say “I am a very blessed person”.

And last, but not the least, I have always kept a very positive attitude in my life. I have always believed that life is not what it brings to you. Life is how we respond to it.

These are some of my comments and strategies that have helped me in my journey in Canada so far. Do let me know your comments and suggestions.


  1. As an IEP, I know how it feels to feel the pangs of rejection, the unsureties that surround you, the hardships that you feel. Like you Dinesh, I have constantly kept one thing in my head “this too shall pass”. As my daily motivation, I continue to believe in my self, in my skills, my abilities and continue to let my self know that if I work hard and do my best.. this too shall pass and one day I will be in a similar or better role than the one I had in my former country.

    I now work with HR IEP’s giving them the hand that they need, the smile that they look for and the information that they desire..I find it I never worked a day in my life.. Teaching them these same tenets of building their network, finding and keeping support and using every rejection as a learning tool.

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