Small Talk 101

It’s a Monday morning and the office is full of employees arriving for a new work week. All across the office, small groups of people gather to take part in a very common Canadian custom- the weekend de-brief. If you took the time to listen … Read more

Canada Day is here!

Canada Day is here! A day to celebrate Canadian history, culture and achievements as well as reflect on our past. And there are many activities and events in communities across the country including concerts, parades and fireworks. The celebration was originally known as Dominion Day, … Read more

The Importance of Soft Skills

For many newcomers to Canada, writing a resume that fits Canadian standards is the first small step towards the search for employment. A lot of effort is put into making sure that technical skills are highlighted properly. These skills (also called hard skills) refer to … Read more

Employment Counselling is NOW Online!

📣 SOPA’s Employment Counselling service is NOW online! Clients are now able to book their one-on-one online sessions with our Employment Specialists to discuss their career goals and formulate their individualized work action plan. We have Employment Specialists based in the Maritimes, Alberta, British Columbia, … Read more

Olayemi Olaleye: A CPA’s Journey

We talked to Olayemi “Yemi” Olaleye, from Nigeria, about how SOPA helped him in his journey to getting his CPA accreditation in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Yemi first landed in Canada on the 21st of February, 2018 and made his final arrival on the 24th of September, … Read more