Unique Regina event connects new immigrants with tech sector jobs

Priyanka Pathak has 10 years of experience in software engineering and a master’s degree in information technology. New to Canada, Pathak hopes to find a job in her field in Regina.

The 33-year-old from India was one of the 19 international developers now living in the city to participate in the Open Door Society’s Tech Skills Showcase Thursday at Innovation Place.

“I really want to contribute to the IT sector,” said Pathak, part of a team building a website from scratch.

Showcase participants work in groups to come up with tech solutions to complex socioeconomic issues. Pathak’s team was designing a platform through which people could submit environmental concerns.

The goal is to connect newcomers with potential employers.

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