Prepare for a job search in Canada

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) provides guidance and customized pre-employment support designed to help newcomers find and retain employment in Canada.

SOPA engages a network of six settlement agencies across the country to deliver training to prepare immigrants for successful integration into the Canadian labour market. You will receive free tools, resources and courses that are designed to help you find a job in your field in Canada.

Free One-on-one Information Session

Once you have registered, you will begin with an Intake and Orientation session where you meet with an Intake Counsellor located with the SOPA Partner in your Canadian province of destination. Our Intake Counsellors will guide you through a personalized one-hour planning session on career and settlement goals.

During this session, we will help you build an action plan and determine your individual employment needs and goals ensuring customized pre-employment support.

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Free Courses

During your orientation session, an Intake Counsellor will help you choose one or more SOPA courses to help you arrive prepared to work in Canada.

SOPA courses will help you develop the skills necessary for your job search and work in Canada. If you already have a job offer, the SOPA courses will provide you with the communication tools required for success in the Canadian workplace.

By participating in SOPA online courses, you will arrive in Canada better prepared, more confident and enter the workforce sooner!

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Free Employment Counselling

Get support setting your career goals and finding work in your field in Canada before you arrive in Canada.

After meeting with your Intake Counsellor, you can book your one-on-one online sessions with Employment Specialist in the province of your destination to discuss your career goals and formulate your individualized work action plan. SOPA Employment Specialists are based in the Atlantic Provinces, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and are ready to provide you with localized job search support.

It’s never too soon to plan for your career in Canada! Meet with your Employment Specialist now. Arrive Prepared.

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Arrive one step ahead. Pre-arrival services that are initiated earlier in your immigration journey will help you effectively address your needs and build connections within your new local community and between pre-arrival and post arrival services.

SOPA Staff understand the importance of early action and preparation, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

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I also learned about SOPA courses and decided to take advantage of learning more about Canadian work culture, job hunting practices in Canada and tools as well as work integration aspects. I benefited from those courses by understanding what a tailored resume and cover letter is and how the selection process is structured. It helped me a lot in preparing for an interview by framing it into different stages, type of questions and common mistakes.

- Timur Ganiev, SOPA Manitoba Client