Small Community of People That Rallied For Me

I can vividly remember the excitement when I finally received an email confirming the approval of my permanent resident visa application after three long years of waiting. Shortly after that, panic set in because I had no idea where to start looking for a job and a place to stay. I was acutely aware that…

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You Need to Have A Focused Job Search Strategy

As an established finance and accounting manager from India, Hemamalini has over eight years of experience in manufacturing, retail, banking, financial services, and construction. She has completed CPA & CGA in Canada, holds ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) from the UK, and earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Madras, India. Received…

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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 application was approved, we went straight to the SOPA website…

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Nigar’s New Home

I am an administrative professional with over 15 years of experience. I worked for a private engineering company in the oil and gas industry. I moved with my son to Nova Scotia in August 2018 from Baku, Azerbaijan. I am a single mother and didn’t have friends or family in Canada; I didn’t know anyone,…

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The Value of Preparedness

Moving to a new country is never an easy decision and that too with family. I hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science and over 9 years of industry experience. With no relatives or friends in Canada, I was a bit tense and wanted to prepare myself as much as I could before even getting…

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Interview with Olushola Oleyemi, SOPA Client

Olushola Oleyemi arrived in Manitoba on June 20th of this year with his wife, who was also a SOPA client. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a professional certification in Project Management. He was a Project Coordinator in a steam power station in Nigeria and is now a Document Controller in the…

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How SOPA helped me get started in my Canadian journey

If you’re looking into starting a new life in Canada, SOPA is, in my honest opinion, the best organization to reach out to. I started my Canadian journey about three years ago when I began researching the country, its culture and even spoke to people who had immigrated long before. I soon came to understand…

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Anna Antropova: Newcomer Engineer in Canada

In this guest post, our client Anna Antropova talks about her SOPA experience and her journey as a newcomer engineer in Canada. Anna is an engineering professional from Russia who knew that preparation would make her transition smoother. She found SOPA and knew we would be able to help. She landed in Ontario in February…

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