Iquolify has unveiled a recruitment portal for skilled immigrants aiming to secure job opportunities in highly sought-after destinations like Canada, Europe and America.
The portal was unveiled at a virtual event attended by On-Nigeria Director for MacArthur Foundation, Dr Kole Shettima, African award-winning actress, Kate Henshaw, Canadian Immigration Resettlement Expert, Tracy Docheff, IT experts, and other international development experts.
In a statement, the Founder of Iquolify Project, Akin Fadeyi, said, “Iquolify was a well thought out digital recruitment solution for immigrant professionals who compromise their qualifications for jobs below their pay grade outside their countries.
“Iquolify would focus on showcasing immigrants to prospective employers, data analytics for policymakers, mentoring and training until target immigrants are able to optimally integrate and unlock their potentials.”
Also, the MacArthur On-Nigeria Director, Dr Kole Shettima, declared that the foundation had always held diversity, equity, and inclusion as values.
He said, “At the MacArthur Foundation, we ensure that our decisions and actions are rooted in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion by embracing the unique attributes of all individuals; creating a fair playing field for all; and cultivating environments where everyone feels respected, valued, and a sense of belonging.”
He added that Iquolify was, therefore, a very compelling fit into the foundation’s work culture.
The Co-founder of the Canadian Iquolify, Dr Bankole Odole, noted that as an immigrant with five master’s degrees, he had experienced first-hand challenges immigrant professionals grappled with.
“The idea was, therefore, a ready solution capable of shielding other incoming immigrants from such same challenges,” he explained.
The guest speaker at the event, Kate Henshaw, expressed delight in the portal, describing iQuolify as a project whose time had come.
“Many people have good reasons to migrate but find themselves disadvantaged as migrants and then resort to menial jobs,” she said.
She said iQuolify was a great vision that would bring to the table solutions to less dignifying jobs.
The actress noted the need to maximise one’s opportunities at home or abroad, by focusing on constant self-improvement.
Furthermore, a board member of Tech HERfrica and former Vice Chancellor of the Osun State University and former Provost of the Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission Academy, Prof Sola Akinrinade, stated that many educated migrants were not living up to their potential because they travelled unprepared.
He encouraged those seeking to travel abroad to take advantage of iQuolify to mitigate these lapses.