Meet our Team

Meet our Team

About Uche Okpalugo, B.Mgt., MBA, CPHR, SHRM-SCP
Founder & General Manager

I moved to Canada in 2003 to study Human Resources and Industrial Relations at the University of Lethbridge. During my time at the University of Lethbridge, I was a Global Ambassador for the International Students Center for 4 years. I was the first point of contact for incoming international students. I was responsible for speaking to potential students, giving pre-arrival advice, speaking about my experience, and hosting new students upon arrival.

While at the University of Lethbridge, I had two internships, attended conferences, worked on campus, interacted with various professors, and mingled with students from all over the globe. After graduation, I went to work in the private and public sectors in various human resources capacity. My professional experience has spanned across corporate and industrial capacities, both in the private and public sector. I have worked for various Fortune 500 companies and was recently worked in a HR Manager capacity for the largest gold miner in the world.

I went through evolving years of applying for my study permits, work permits and Canadian citizenship. As a Global Ambassador for the International Students Center, I advised potential students on academics, career, and social life. Over the years I have been involved with processing successful Canadian immigration portfolios. The immigration processing involved both serving business and individual clients.

Career Highlights:

Government of Alberta: Developed policies required for the Province of Alberta Employment and Immigration.

Grande Cache Coal Corporation: Sourced and recruited for international candidates. Processed work permits and general immigration to new and current hires from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Australia, USA and the United Kingdom.

Newmont Corporation: As the HR lead for Newmont’s Coffee Gold Mine Project, I spearheaded the Coffee Gold Mine human resources strategy (Career development, recruitment, and immigration).

These experiences (Immigration, Education & Human Resources) encouraged the Beaver Educational (Immigration) start-up in 2013. Our experience in Canadian immigration, human resources, client services management, international student orientation, career counseling, new graduate internship/recruitment, and knowledge of the Canadian labor market ensures we provide tailor specific services to clients.

Our staff have lived and studied in various Canadian jurisdictions; this means that we tailor our services based on individual needs. For immigration services, our immigration advisors are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC). You are rest assured that you are dealing with verifiable and insurable professionals.

We have been tested and trusted. Contact Us and let us make your Canadian dream a reality.


I  relocated for my post secondary studies and it was really worth it. Moving away from family and my comfort zone was tough. Beaver Educational Consultancy Canada enabled that I viewed my educational  future from a 360 degree view point. I am currently in a career that I love thanks to BEC Canada.