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

Like, Follow, Connect

With over 2000 likes on our Facebook page, close to 1000 followers on Twitter and nearly 300 connections on LinkedIn, SOPA is taking on the serious task of providing our followers with the latest, relevant information.

Our Own SOPA Client

Our newsletters often have testimonials that explain how SOPA builds a client’s confidence and skills relevant to the Canadian job search and career. One such testimonial came from Manitoba-bound client Echo Duan, but her story of job search and career is a little different. We … Read more

Keys to Job Search Success

“The biggest keys to his success were his positive attitude and likeability as well as his knowledge, professional experience and a very hardworking personality.” “He was well prepared, open minded and ready to learn,” said Mirjana Borjan, Chimezie’s Professional Communication Facilitator. “He’s a true professional.”

SOPA Intake and Orientation

The SOPA Intake and Orientation is the first step in this pre-arrival process, ensuring that immigrants will arrive in Canada better prepared, more confident and enter the workforce sooner.

Meet SOPA Intake Counselors from across all provinces!

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