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

Yelena Petrukhina: From Kazakhstan to Winnipeg

Yelena Petrukhina registered for the SOPA program in February 2018. Back in Kazakhstan she worked as an Internship Coordinator at a local university. She arrived in Winnipeg, MB in May 2018 and 3 months later she landed her dream job! Yulia Savchuk, Yelena’s JSS Facilitator: … Read more

Volunteering: Why and How

One of the most significant pieces of advice people job searching get, especially if they don’t have a lot of experience in their field or are new to the area, is to volunteer. What is volunteering and why do people recommend it? Volunteering is working … Read more

SOPA 2018 Virtual Career Fair – September 18, 19 & 20

Arrived or arriving in Canada soon? Looking for a new job? Jump Start Your Canadian Job Search! Join SOPA on September 18, 19 and 20 and up to 60 employers from across the country for the SOPA 2018 Virtual Career Fair. What is a virtual … Read more