Arrive Prepared in Manitoba

Watch how our clients arrived prepared in Manitoba. Are you immigrating to Canada? Sign up before arriving to learn about Canadian Job Search Strategies and Workplace Culture Communication. “You don’t just go to a place where you’ve never lived, where you never interacted with people … Read more

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Wow! Thank you everyone for being such engaged followers on SOPA social media channels. In the last 3 months, we were over the moon with all your reposts, shares, replies and comments!

Arriving in Canada: Before and After

Recent SOPA graduate, Nikita Neveditsin got a job offer just 2 months after arriving in Halifax! Christine Wall, SOPA Atlantic Cultural Communication Facilitator, who worked with Nikita in the Soft Skills: Professional Communication course, asked him to share his thoughts on his success in finding … Read more

Small Talk Works!

One day, shortly after arriving in Edmonton from The Philippines, Ria and her son insisted on taking the bus to a museum instead of waiting for her uncle to drive them. She wanted to be more independent in getting around the city after-all. While at … Read more

Job Search Strategies = Success

Vivek and Manisha decided to move to Canada and chose British Columbia for its beauty, opportunities, and ethnic diversity. They heard about SOPA from Planning For Canada and decided to explore further by starting with the Job Search Strategies course. They discovered various methods of … Read more

Ella’s First Job in Canada

It didn’t take long for Ella Oteze to gain employment after landing in Regina. Ella is an industrious and outgoing career Mathematician from Nigeria with over ten years of experience in the finance and banking field. This experience, paired with new skills developed with SOPA’s … Read more

Be Better Prepared for Your New Life with Next Stop Canada

On April 1st, 2016, the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Immigrant Services launched their pre-arrival program Next Stop Canada. Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the program’s primary objective is to provide quality settlement services to new immigrants before they arrive in Canada. The … Read more

Career Potential and Communication Skills

Mehul Patel, an IT Professional from India, is currently working as a Projects and Account Manager at Vsourz Digital (a web design and e-commerce digital agency) in Toronto, Ontario. Before landing in Canada, Mehul Patel took SOPA’s Soft Skills: Professional Communication course. Throughout the course, … Read more

News: Arrive Prepared

Greetings all, It’s 2017 and we have passed SOPA’s one-year anniversary – an exciting event marked by a virtual gathering of the national staff, celebrating staff and client successes. And by the time you read this newsletter, SOPA will have over 2100 client registrations and … Read more

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