While Rodjie’s career was progressing, he missed the family he had left back home in the Philippines. To bring them to Canada, he would need to become a permanent resident. Spruceland helped him with the many documents he had to fill in. They also provided him with an English language and Canadian history tutor between shifts to help prepare him for the permanent residency exam. In 2014, Rodjie became a permanent resident, and 10 months later, his family joined him in Canada.“I’m happy every day because I am able to live with them. Every day is like living a dream now,” Rodjie says.
Today, Rodjie holds the title of Production Lead Hand, contributing his operations knowledge and leadership skills to the business. He has also recently become a Canadian citizen.