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

Volunteering: Why and How

Why should you volunteer? Volunteering has many benefits. You can make connections that will help you in your job search. Through volunteering you can; gain Canadian experience and Canadian references that can vouch for your work. You can expand your community, create an employment network, attain references etc. It will help develop your network of people who can point you or recommend you to jobs. You can have references who can vouch for your work in a Canadian workplace. Not only suitable for employment it can also be a way to meet people and create friendships in a new community.

Destination Canada: My SOPA Story

After just few months of waiting, we had our long-desired passport request email and we were advised by IRCC to go through with some pre-arrival sessions. Honestly, we attended sessions of few organizations, but SOPA was the best among all. SOPA has a very structured process, outstandingly helpful facilitators and amazing online resources.