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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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.

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Client Testimonial: Muhammad Imran Hussain Khan

My Name is Muhammad Imran Hussain Khan. I am IT professional with 10+ years’ experience of managing IT infrastructure and Operations in Pakistan. I arrived in Canada with my wife in May 2017 and moved to Regina. Currently, I am working as Senior Technical Analyst IT Security and Integration in Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Before moving to Canada, I…

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Client Testimonial: Seerat Nischal

Seerat Nischal is a dentist from India and just recently arrived in Ontario, Canada. She was able to take advantage of one of SOPA’s two soft skills courses – Professional Communication. This is what Seerat says about the course: “It’s an immense pleasure to share my experience with the course on Soft Skills: Professional Communication. This…

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What Is Canadian Workplace Integration?

After taking ‘Canadian Workplace Integration’ course, our client Oleksandr wrote us a wonderful testimonial that we would like to share. Oleksandr is settling in Ontario and we wish him good luck with his job search and integration into a new workplace. “I think that the Canadian Workplace Integration course is one of the best courses…

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