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 …

Yelena Petrukhina – Dream Job

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, Manitoba in May 2018 and 3 months later she landed her dream job! Yulia Savchuk, Yelena’s Job Search Strategies Workshop Facilitator: “Yelena was …

SOPA Q&A with Miracle Edohasim

We asked Miracle Edohasim to answer some questions about SOPA and share some insight on his priorities and expectations for his arrival in Canada. Q. Can you tell us about your background? A. My name is Miracle Edohasim. I arrived in Atlantic Canada in April of 2018 from Nigeria. Q. …

Keshav Kumar – from India to bustling Toronto

My name is Keshav Kumar and I flew from India to the bustling city of Toronto in the latter part of January 2018 (apparently the coldest month of the year) to become a permanent resident of Canada. When I first got off at Toronto Pearson International Airport, I was both …