Sidra Mobin: Learning Opportunity

Sidra Mobin is originally from Karachi, Pakistan. She landed in British Columbia on June 28th, 2020- during the pandemic. Sidra was all alone and did not know anyone in BC as opposed to back in Pakistan, where she has family and friends who were always … Read more

SOPA Highlights & Top 5 Most Read Blog Posts of 2021!

The holiday season is always a wonderful time to reflect on the past year, both personally and professionally. As we welcome the new year, take a look back with us at the top five blog posts of 2021! We also wanted to make sure that … Read more

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 … Read more

SOPA Newcomer Network Ambassador Program | Recruiting Now!

SOPA is recruiting past clients to volunteer their time with us! We are looking to for SOPA clients to help support and engage our LinkedIn Newcomer Networking community. Thus, we are looking for SOPA Community Ambassadors to post regularly and encourage discussion. SOPA Community Ambassadors … Read more

I did all the hard work before coming to Canada

Udeh Olughu arrived in Canada from Nigeria. Udeh found a job in his field just 13 days after landing. Back home Udeh worked in the financial industry. He used to work in a multinational bank and he was a customer service manager there. He did … Read more

I light up when I talk about SOPA

Astrid Ene arrived in Canada with her husband in January 2017. After spending some time in Montreal, they are now settled in their original province of destination, Ontario. Astrid currently is working as an Audit Director for the Office of the Auditor General in Ottawa. … Read more

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 … Read more

Canadian Dreams Take Flight

It takes more than dreaming to build a future in a new country. Daniel Momodu knows this first hand. He understood that careful planning, hard work and strategic preparation were important building blocks for his dreams of a life and career in Canada. Before Daniel … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more