Cultural Talks: Diversity in Working

Diverse women and men talking

Canada is a wonderful place if you like diversity. There are people from all over the world in every major Canadian city, including Winnipeg. Travelling through Winnipeg shows our history of immigration. When Winnipeg was first settled by European settlers, it was not known as Winnipeg. It was known as Red River, for the soil…

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Cultural Talks: Workplace Communication and Fit

We at SOPA want our clients to feel prepared before arriving in Canada. Whether in job searching or in acquiring a job, if that is all that is achieved, there is still one piece missing. After receiving the job, we want people to be able to keep the job. Career coaches working with newcomers send…

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Job Scams and How to Avoid Them

Most newcomers to Canada are eager to find employment soon after arriving. When looking for a job, it is important to be aware that scammers may take advantage of that eagerness. Employment scams can be posted on legitimate and well-known job sites and can be made to appear like real job postings. Scammers would even…

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How to decide when to update your education in Canada?

The big day is coming closer! You are getting ready to move to Canada. And you might have started your job search already.   While looking through different job postings, you will notice the educational requirements. You could start to have questions about how your education transfers to Canada and how employers might value it.…

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How to Promote Yourself to Employers

A piece of advice you will hear often when you job searching in Canada is to learn how to “sell” yourself, market yourself or promote yourself to employers. In the beginning, this could be an uncomfortable thing to do, as many people have the instinct to be modest and not stand out. However, the opposite…

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Loans for Internationally Trained Immigrants in Canada

Are you an internationally-trained immigrant living in Canada? Do you need financial support completing training courses or getting your license to work in your field? Maybe you would like to transition into a new career? Good news! Once you are in Canada you can get a loan to help you pursue the career you love.…

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