First SOPA BC Graduate from China

Yue Xu is a professional translator from China who wanted to build her personal network in Canada. Her diverse experience includes translating for government bodies and companies. She took Professional Communication to get a better understanding of Canadian working culture and was an incredibly focused … Read more

How I Got a Job in Canada

I learned about SOPA thanks to a message board last year and saved the link in my favorites before even receiving my immigration visa. When I received a notification from IRCC to submit my passports, I went ahead and created an account with SOPA. I … Read more

How I Learned to Sell My Skills in Canada

Michael Garcia, an IT professional from Singapore, was a SOPA client and a model student. Constantly searching for new ways to be productive, he registered for our program and feels it provided him with information on what to expect to live and work in Canada. … Read more

5 Things I Took Away From SOPA

I am a graduate of accounting with Master of Business Administration (MBA) and I chose internal auditing as my career path.  I have been working as an internal auditor for the past 9 years in various roles. I also worked with one of the biggest … Read more

How did ‘Working in Canada’ help you?

Oksana Lepekha went through our ‘Working in Canada Course’. When we asked Oksana ‘Did this course help you?’ Oksana readily replied: “If anybody asks me that question – I will definitely say ‘Yes!’. This course is a great opportunity to discover and find out more … Read more

News: Arrive Prepared

Fall is here in Canada – we’ve already had snow out west! – and the SOPA program is now firmly established! In the last year, the program has helped hundreds of pre-arrival clients from all over the world to arrive prepared in their new Canadian … Read more

Like, Follow, Connect

In just over the last few hundred years, the way we communicate and connect with each other has changed a lot. The telephone was an invention of the 19th century and allowed us to connect with people miles away. However, today we can get connected … Read more

I’m Thankful to SOPA Team

“Hi, I take this opportunity to inform you that I got job in my field within 13 days of my landing in Canada. I want to send my deepest gratitude for providing me valuable guidance and support when I was back in my home country. … Read more

Being Prepared is Half Way to Success

“While researching for pre-arrival preparation resources I came across the Settlement Online Pre-Arrival program (SOPA). I was surprised that SOPA had a tailored course for Manitoba and it was absolutely free. I had an enjoyable experience with SOPA from the beginning. Registration process was simple … Read more

Job Search Strategy Success

Kay is a trained Pharmacist from Nigeria and began the SOPA program in February. She has a Master Degree in Global Health and International Development from London, England. Kay is passionate about both careers and was undecided in the beginning as to which sector to … Read more