Contact International Recruiting

The Mohawk International Recruitment Team is responsible for external international recruitment strategy and implementation, market planning, relationship management, and providing market intelligence on international program development with key Mohawk College stakeholders. As well, the team develops strategies that support college-wide objectives focused on growing our international programs plus attracting and retaining diverse students to the College.

Contact us for general inquiries

Email: intl.representatives [at]

From North China: 10-800-714-2521
From South China: 10-800-140-2541
From Brazil: 0800-022-7408
From Philippines: 180011102544

Director: Thea Laidman

Nancy Pitman

Nancy Pitman
Recruitment Manager, International

Nancy guides our recruitment efforts and teams that work with students and partners in Africa, Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caribbean. She also provides leadership on recruitment and outreach initiatives here in Canada ensuring that we develop programming that supports our partners and students alike. You can often find her leading our Webinar Wednesday series!

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 3223
Email: nancy.pitman [at]
Language: English

Raquel Cayco
International Agent Management Coordinator

Raquel maintains and builds relationships with our international agent network. As a member of the recruitment team, she also provides support to outreach initiatives.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 4964
Email:  raquel.cayco [at]
Language: English and Tagalog

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Vinay Joshi
Market Specialist - India, South Asia

Vinay works with students and partners from India. As a Mohawk graduate, he uses his personal knowledge and expertise to guide students as they begin their studies in Canada. He is committed to helping students integrate into their new life in Hamilton and to help them develop into successful Mohawk graduates.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 4661
Email: vinay.joshi [at]
Languages: English, Hindi, and Punjabi

Svitlana Kirnosova

Lana Belau
Market Specialist – Europe & Eurasia

(Maternity Leave, until March 2024)

Lana works with students and partners from across Europe and Eurasia. A dedicated professional and a former international student her passion is helping students realize their goals and build their life in Canada.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext.4104
Email: svitlana.belau [at]
Blog: Study Work Canada (Russian)
Languages: English, Russian and Ukrainian

Arkadiy Zhidelev
Market Specialist – Europe & Eurasia

(backfilling Lana until March 2024)

Arkadiy works with students and partners from Europe & Eurasia. He strives to help students achieve their academic and career goals by perceiving Canadian education and choosing their path and programs at Mohawk College. Arkadiy has over 20 years of experience of working in international education. Having lived, worked and studied in several countries, he shares his personal and professional experience to help others succeed abroad.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext.4104
Email: arkadiy.zhidelev [at]
Languages: English, Russian, German and Ukrainian

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David Thompson
Market Specialist - Africa and the Caribbean

David works with students and partners from across Africa. As a Mohawk graduate, he knows first-hand about the value of international education and is passionate about guiding students on their own journey to success.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 4146
Email: david.thompson31 [at]
Languages: English and Yoruba

Rivera Ricardo

Ricardo Rivera
Business Development Manager - Mexico, Central & South America

Ricardo works with students and partners from Latin America. He prides himself on developing positive relationships with all of his partners and students. In particular, he enjoys helping students choose the right education to fulfill their career goals and contributes to helping them achieve a positive Canadian experience.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 4029
Email: ricardo.rivera [at]
Languages: Spanish and English

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Nathan (Nam) Tran
Business Development Manager - China, East Asia, Southeast Asia

Nathan has years of experience working with students and partners from Southeast Asia and would be happy to provide wholehearted support for your success at Mohawk College. He enjoys interacting daily with students and partners as well as travelling within the region to advocate his strong belief that international education transforms lives.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 4892
Email: nathan.tran [at]
Languages: Vietnamese and English

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Breska Ulhaq
Market Specialist - the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (exclude Sri Lanka, Mauritius)

Breska works with students and partners from the Middle East and North Africa regions. Utilizing her personal experience as a recent post-secondary graduate, and professional background of working with international students in both secondary and post-secondary settings, she is enthusiastic about navigating and supporting students’ transition to a new and exciting academic journey.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 4470
Email: breska.ulhaq [at]
Languages: Farsi, Dari, Hindi, and English

Mohawk Representatives Overseas

Mohawk employs representatives in several overseas locations, they work directly with our market specialists to support agent-partner and student success within their regions. You can connect directly with them if you want more information on how to become a student at Mohawk College. 


Yan (Yuki) Liang
In-market Representative - China North Area

Yuki works with students and educational partners from China North area. Coming to Canada as an international student in 2013 and having over five years of experience working in Canadian institution, she has great resonances with students and committed to providing her best quality services to support students reaching their career goals. She is happy to use her personal working and living experience, and Canadian education background to help students learn more about Canadian culture and start their new chapter of life in Canada.

Phone: +86-19801028075
Email: yuki-liang [at]
微信 (WeChat): Mohawk-China
Language: Mandarin, English, and Shanghainese


Yunxiang (Jeremy) Cai 蔡云翔
In-market Representative - China South

Jeremy Cai is Mohawk in-market representative in southern China with over 7 years successful experiences in market development and recruiting Chinese students studying in Canada. Jeremy specializes in building customer relations with educational partners, providing solid customer services to students and partners. He well understands market and student need for college study in Canada. He also was an international student in Canada, and pursuit his Master Degree. He is committed to using his professional knowledge and experience studying in Canada that to assist your inquiry with effective communication.

Phone: +86-19112819884
Email: jeremy-cai [at] or [at]
微信 (WeChat): MohawkSouthChina
Language: Mandarin, English and French

Jelson Sales
Region of Support: Philippines and Indonesia

Jelson is a highly motivated and delivery-focused professional who has constantly provided superior student satisfaction by building strong relationships with prospective Filipino students and partners. He loves to travel and he has been to several countries with the aim of experiencing new cultures, witnessing unique traditions and meeting new people from all walks of life. Jelson believes that the best way to improve a person's life is first through mind transformation, which happens through education.

Email: ph [at]
Language: English, Filipino, Hiligaynon

Ana Maria

Ana Maria Romero Torres
Region of Support: Colombia

Ana Maria works with students and educational partners from Colombia, where she is located. She has more than 4 years of experience working with international students.

Ana Maria was an international student for 2 years in Canada and she uses her personal experience and her educational background to help students achieve their educational goals. She is enthusiastic and willing to provide the best quality of support to students in this new adventure in Canada

Phone: +57- 313-3970024
Email: colombia [at]
Language: English and Spanish

Hari Adhikari
Region of Support:

Contact: nepal [at]