Volunteering: Why and How

Why should you volunteer? Volunteering has many benefits. You can make connections that will help you in your job search. Through volunteering you can; gain Canadian experience and Canadian references that can vouch for your work. You can expand your community, create an employment network, attain references etc. It will help develop your network of people who can point you or recommend you to jobs. You can have references who can vouch for your work in a Canadian workplace. Not only suitable for employment it can also be a way to meet people and create friendships in a new community.

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.

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

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 career fair? A virtual career fair is an interactive online platform that connects job seekers like yourself to employers and employment opportunities.

Guest Post: Experience of a Lifetime

Carla Mariano, an IT professional from Brazil, was over the moon with excitement when she received the email informing her that her application to immigrate to Canada had been approved. However, leaving the relative comforts of the familiar for a destination fraught with many uncertainties was a truly daunting experience.

Zongmeng Li: Preparing For The New Journey

Zongmeng Li completed all 5 SOPA courses and is an enthusiastic ambassador for the program. She is a Biotechnologist from China, and her dream was to explore the world while searching for her dream job as a Quality Assurance and Quality Control specialist in a food company. She was drawn to Canada as its integrated, “family feel” communities appealed to her lifestyle. When preparing for the move, her research brought her to SOPA, the program immediately gave her a great first impression of Canada, and it was a reassuring, welcoming presence.

Green Economy Bridging Program Partnership

Bridging programs are a vital post-arrival service for newcomers in Canada who are looking for a job in their field or one commensurate with their education and experience. These programs complement the services that SOPA offers at the pre-arrival stage.

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. …

Dragon Boat Festival in Ottawa, Ontario (June 21 – June 24)

Summer is here! It’s a time to spend with family, enjoy the outdoors and have fun. One way to enjoy the summer is the Annual Dragon Boat Festival. This sporting event has been taking place for 25 years, continually growing the whole time. It is known as the largest dragon …

Q&A With SOPA’s Job Search Strategies Graduates

Before coming to Canada it seems one thing that worries most newcomers is how to find their dream job. No wonder that our ‘Job Search Strategies’ course is one of the popular courses among our 5 online courses. In this intensive 6-week course clients work closely with our highly experienced …

Q&A With SOPA Graduates

We are sharing Q&A interviews with four of our SOPA Atlantic Graduates. Manna, Dhavalkumar, Atinuke and Lucky are all completed our Soft Skills courses with Christine Wall as their facilitator. They are sharing their impressions, thoughts and recommendations. We congratulate Dhavalkumar and Manna for finding jobs in their fields soon …