The BBC Africa takes a look at Africans that are taking over the grunt work in Canada’s logging industry. The article highlights a key factor that makes life for Africa-educated Diaspora difficult. It’s hard to find jobs when all of a sudden your hard-earned, respected degree in Africa means nothing once you step in some Western countries.

Raymond Bertrand Neabo, 28, worked for a French bank in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, after graduating from university there. After moving to Canada in 2006, he found that prospective employers deemed his business administration degree useless. So he started a second degree from scratch.

It makes you wonder what would happen if all the degreed ex-pats working in various NGOs in Africa were denied the opportunity to do so because they didn’t possess degrees earned in Africa.

The Africans who work here do not take weekends off. Montreal, where they have left wives and children behind, is not a weekend destination. Driving there takes almost seven hours.
Raymond Bertrand Neabo, 28, worked for a French bank in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, after graduating from university there. After moving to Canada in 2006, he found that prospective employers deemed his business administration degree useless. So he started a second degree from scratch.

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