From renewable energy to pulp and paper goods, Juan Tain Varela's industrial expertise includes companies in Brazil and Canada. Varela relocated to Canada in 2019 and works as a self-employed Digital Marketing Specialist in Toronto, Ontario, after completing a year of university studies in the United States.
Juan Tain Varela, a native of Cáceres in Extremadura, fell in love with the natural beauty of the region surrounding the Tagus, the peninsula's longest river. He intended to join the University of Extremadura after completing his Spanish high school certificate (Bachillerato) in 2007. When his father's company moved his father to their forest and paper manufacturing facilities in the state of Maranho in Brazil that summer, however, his plans altered.
The next two years saw Varela working at one of Brazil's major pulp and paper mills, where he gained valuable experience in industrial engineering. In addition, he enrolled in general education and engineering studies at Universidade Estadual do Maranho, the state university located in the capital city of Maranho, So Lus.. His interest in financial courses and the possibilities of internet-based and digital marketing activities was sparked while he was still in school."
During the summer of 2007, Varela interned at his father's firm and was supervised by a Brazilian-Canadian national who resided in So Lus from October 2007 to March 2009. Varela enrolled in online English-language classes at this period. He applied at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida, as a temporary student in the early part of 2009 and was granted an Academic Student (F-1) Visa for courses commencing in the autumn of that year. During the summer of 2009, Juan Tain Varela visited Canada with his mentor on an extended visiting visa before traveling to Florida to attend FIU. He spent over three months living with his mentor in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, in Ontario. As a student at FIU during the 2009-2010 academic year, he had the chance to study about the impact of international business rules on commerce between Canada and South American countries during his stay in Canada.
Living in South Florida, Varela saw firsthand the close ties between South Florida, Brazil, and other Latin American and Caribbean countries as well as the decades-old ties between Florida and Canada. He didn't finish his studies at Maranho and FIU, but he did spend a lot of time outside the classroom seeing the enormous growth in digital marketing potential in early 2010.