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

When Your Professional Goals Take A New Turn in Canada

Canadian job search does not always look perfect for newcomers. It may have a rocky start, and that’s when building your unique job search strategy is absolutely important. Building the strategy on your own can become hard and frustrating. It is important to use the … Read more

Alaa Alsafadi: Small Steps To Success In Canada

My journey with SOPA* started in August 2019, that time I received a letter from IRCC that I am authorized to utilize the pre-arrival services. I communicated with Saskatchewan newcomer center online and they connected me with the SOPA program where I started my learning … Read more

Beat the odds: Cruising through COVID-19 in Calgary

While the entire world was (is) panicking about COVID-19, we were preparing for our travel to Canada. A lengthy travel, with overnight stays at empty airports and multiple transits. Yet our hearts were full of hope and positivity. Till this day, I believe that our … Read more

Q&A with Mark Atabor: How I Got a Job in My Field

Over the years we featured many stories where our clients share their immigration journey with us. We, at SOPA, feel very proud to be the ones sharing stories of our clients with you. We hope each of these stories will help you understand what to … Read more

Finding Relief in Preparing to Find a Job

As soon as my family submitted our Canadian Permanent Residency application, we became somewhat nervous and anxious at the thought of moving to a new country. Before the approval of our application, we were already on the look-out for pre-arrival settlement programs. The morning our … Read more

Nasim Delfaninejad’s Success Story in Healthcare Profession

Nasim Delfaninejad is a healthcare professional, she worked as physiotherapist in her home country. She loves her profession, so when she was set to immigrate to Canada, she was also set to pursue her career goals as physiotherapist.  We are here to share her professional … Read more

Meet your SOPA Employment Specialists!

SOPA clients are now able to receive customized job search support through our Employment Counselling service that we launched this year. No matter your destination in Canada, we have Employment Specialists ready to meet with you online to prepare you for employment in Canada. Meet … Read more