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Diana Henderson currently lives in Grand Prairie, Alberta, along with her husband and young daughter. While working at an immigrant support organization, she’s currently studying to get her Chartered Professional Accountant certification in Canada — a designation that will allow her to return to her work as a financial analyst. It’s a career she spent eight years in back in Mexico, but that she hasn’t worked in since she first landed in Canada in 2016 to be with her husband.
“When I got my work permit, I started looking for jobs,” Henderson says. “That was when I first realized that I wouldn’t be able go back to my field if I didn’t get my CPA. I tried to get jobs as a financial analyst, but they wouldn’t hire me, because they said I needed the CPA certification — it
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