Michael Lam, Program Director
Michael Lam, with his bachelor and master degrees in Public Administration and Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP) qualifications, started his credentials in the employment services and vocational training field since 1990. Working as the Program Director of Employment Services at S.U.C.C.E.S.S., one of the largest immigrant serving agencies located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Michael strongly advocates labour market driven employment services and training programs in both funded and cost-recovery models. Michael works closely with the federal as well as the provincial governments to address skill shortage issues in Canada, and also represents S.U.C.C.E.S.S. on different boards and committees.
Peyman Showleh, Program Manager
Peyman has been working with the FCR Loan Project since July 2018. He has completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Northern British Columbia and has had over 10 years of experience working with Federally-funded programs in Canada. Peyman is committed to helping immigrants explore their career goals in Canada including setting careers goals, choosing education and training, and securing the employment that fit their skills and experience.
Jimmy Chan, Case Manager
Jimmy has been working with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. since 2014 in various settlement and employment programs funded by the municipal, provincial and federal government. He obtained the Career Development Practitioner Certificate from Simon Fraser University and has recently completed his studies Human Resources Management. Prior to joining the FCR Loan Project, Jimmy worked as a Case Manager at WorkBC, primarily case managing EI/IA clients in training application and action plan development. Jimmy has served clients of diverse backgrounds, including new immigrants, local born Canadians, Aboriginals, youth, seniors and persons with disabilities. Jimmy brings his valuable skills set and work experience to assist Internationally Trained Professionals to enter the Canadian labour market in their originally-trained profession.
Farahnaz Abdi, Case Manager
Farahnaz is a highly motivated and hardworking individual with over fifteen years of client service and retail management experience She has been utilizing organizational and interpersonal abilities to provide solutions and support in difficult and stressful situations for clients. Some examples include the navigation of licensing processes for specific professions and assisting clients in exploring related employment opportunities in their field. Farahnaz strives to empower clients to reach their employment goals by providing vital employment support and creating customized employment plans. Farahnaz genuinely enjoys helping others through an empathetic and consultative approach.
Monica Biscoveanu, Case Manager
Monica has been providing accreditation information, career guidance and training to individuals for more than 10 years. With a Bachelor in Psychology and a Diploma in Social Service, she has been focusing on working in profit and non-profit sectors. She takes a person-oriented approach where she helps people to find solutions that work for them and their unique circumstances. Monica has a strong passion in making a positive difference in people’s lives.
Funto Omotoso, Administrative Officer
Funto Omotoso joined the FCR Loan Project in July 2018, with over 9 years’ experience working in the legal sector and supporting clients in various fields. She is called to the Nigerian Bar and holds a Masters in International Corporate Governance and Financial regulation from the University of Warwick in the U.K. With a full understanding of what it means to be an internationally trained professional in Canada, she intends to put her skills and experience to use by supporting internationally trained professionals, with credential evaluation and re-accreditation, ensuring they work in their field of training.
Stephanie Shin, Administrative Officer
Stephanie Shin joined the FCR Loan Project in May 2019, with over 4 years of experience in the banking industry. She has completed a Bachelors degree in Economics and Diploma in Criminology, Certificate in Fashion Design and merchandising. Stephanie is fluent in English, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean. Stephanie is committed to assisting newcomers in the foreign credentialing process no matter of their background and place of origin.