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 …

Canada Day is here!

Canada Day is here! A day to celebrate Canadian history, culture and achievements as well as reflect on our past. And there are many activities and events in communities across the country including concerts, parades and fireworks. The celebration was originally known as Dominion Day, a public holiday to commemorate …

The Importance of Soft Skills

For many newcomers to Canada, writing a resume that fits Canadian standards is the first small step towards the search for employment. A lot of effort is put into making sure that technical skills are highlighted properly. These skills (also called hard skills) refer to the technical competence of a …

Interview Strategies: How to Prepare for an Interview

You have made your move to Canada. You have gotten settled, perfected your resume and are applying to jobs. You even get an interview! What next? Preparation is key and there are many ways to prepare for your interview. Here are a few to consider: The first thing you should …

Employment Counselling is NOW Online!

📣 SOPA’s Employment Counselling service is NOW online! Clients are now able to book their one-on-one online sessions with our Employment Specialists to discuss their career goals and formulate their individualized work action plan. We have Employment Specialists based in the Maritimes, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan that …

Olayemi Olaleye: A CPA’s Journey

We talked to Olayemi “Yemi” Olaleye, from Nigeria, about how SOPA helped him in his journey to getting his CPA accreditation in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Yemi first landed in Canada on the 21st of February, 2018 and made his final arrival on the 24th of September, 2018. Let’s read his story: …

Introducing: Introduction to Business in Canada

Our clients can now enroll in Introduction to Business in Canada, our newest course! This course will provide you with an overview of what you need to know when starting a #BusinessInCanada. Recent study shows that immigrant-owned businesses bring more #jobs and offer vitality to the Canadian economy. SOPA wants to help …

Introducing: Job Search Strategies Express

SOPA has a few exciting things in store for our clients! We are happy to introduce Job Search Strategies Express, a shorter version of the original JSS. Express provides an opportunity for immigrants to get preliminary information about the job search process in Canada. JSS Express is perfect for clients …

Q&A with Mohamed K. Mahmoud

Mohammed is goal-oriented information technologist and seasoned business analyst professional with a litany of professional trainings to credit. He has 13+ years of impressive track record in handling high-end IT projects as well as providing demos, software solutions and presentations to major reputed entities. We asked him about his experiences …

A Guide to Informational Interviews

You’re brand new to an area or field and looking to get started. What do you do? All the advice says to start networking and gathering information but how do you do that? One great way are informational interviews. An informational interview is an informal conversation where you can talk …