Social media has developed into powerful and useful platforms for connections and communication. Social media platforms are rapidly gaining popularity, particularly with widespread access to smartphones and the internet. Also, the relatively low cost, accessible, and effective platforms make them a resourceful avenue for individuals to connect with the rest of the world. This has directly impacted people’s lives of many of the world’s marginalized people, including refugees, who can now channel their grievances and seek help globally.
Alena Odegova, notably known as her YouTube persona Canada Alena, is leveraging social media to help refugees immigrate. With over ten years of experience in immigration law, Alena has been at the forefront of championing immigrant rights. Most notably, she has captured the world’s attention with her undying passion for helping thousands of victims of Ukraine’s war get to immigrate to safer countries such as Canada.
Alena is the Owner and CEO of Blue Pacific Immigration, an immigration law firm providing customized services based on each immigrant’s unique situation and needs. Alena discovered the harsh reality that immigrants faced and the numerous barriers in their way when attempting to obtain citizenship after immigrating to Canada. Born with a compassionate personality, Alena used her struggles to establish Blue Pacific Immigration to provide the assistance she wished she had when going through the process.
Since establishing herself in the field of Canadian immigration in 2013, Alena has helped more than 15000 people in their efforts to immigrate to Canada. Her experiences as an immigrant taught her the value of taking the proper actions to get the best results using the most effective means. She customizes each case and applies innovative thinking to identify the best possible solutions that adhere to immigration rules.
Alena’s success in helping immigrants can also be attributed to her expansive educational background in the field. She holds four master’s degrees, each in a different field, management, economics, and immigration law, which complement each other and have enhanced her successful businesses.
“I have also won gold medals in Judo and triumphed in ballroom dancing contests, which has grown my dedication to health and personal growth, and which also match my education and work ethic,” Alena explains.
According to Alena, social media has also been significant in her career. She leverages it to reach out to immigrants and refugees and help them navigate the legal process. Social media has also made it possible for Alena to learn and understand the various hardships that immigrants undergo, guiding the direction to take with each situation.
Alena advises others to be yourself while striving to become a better version of yourself daily. You need to acknowledge all your great qualities and keep working on those that aren’t perfect, and it will be no time before everything works out.
An ambitious woman, Alena believes that she will accomplish greater things in the coming years.
“The future holds a lot for me. I plan to expand and help more people have a home. Nothing is more exciting than knowing how many people I’ll be able to help achieve their dreams,” Alena says.
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