From Pre-arrival to Post-arrival to Job

Before arriving, Mussarat and her husband Javed found the SOPA program online. They felt that it would help them enhance their job search preparations. They both took several classes, but found Job Search Strategies to be the most beneficial. Job Search Strategies course showed them the Canadian styles of resumes, and enhanced their knowledge of interview tactics.

4 Canadian Job Search Success Stories

Four of our clients Madhavan, Hanzel, Maylyn and Nelson immigrated to Canada and soon after arrival found job in the field related to their work in their home country. Before coming to Canada they went through the SOPA program and today they are talking about how they started preparing for their move and what steps they took to ensure their successful employment. And at the end they are sharing some inspiring tips to help new immigrants prepare for their move.

Hanna’s Employment Journey in Canada

After registration with SOPA I received a personal plan of action with plenty of links for newcomers. While studying with SOPA you may plan your own schedule and time and that was important for me. Courses contain theoretical parts and tasks for homework, which were very useful and practical. I learned about the Canadian job market, workplace culture, soft skills, importance of the targeted resume and the cover letter.

Job Ready Before Coming to Canada

The best thing about SOPA is that it offers its courses before arrival. It is, indeed, a great opportunity that newcomers can arrive prepared. It helps smooth their settlement, and fasten their job search by having Canadian resume and other job search tools ready in hand. So they will get no surprises once they arrive and can integrate earlier to the economy and to the area they settle in.

Welcome to Canada: Nimisha & Anirudhya

We always look for ways to support newcomers to Canada, so we teamed up with the SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-arrival) program to deliver complementary pre-arrival services. SOPA program provides free tools, resources and courses. It helps immigrants develop skills for the job search in Canada and improve communication skills for the Canadian workplace. The teamwork between BCCA-IN and SOPA proved to be successful. Success, first and foremost, for the clients.

An Adventure Across The World

An adventure on the other side of the world – this is what Winnie Law and her family are calling their move to Canada. They moved from Auckland, New Zealand to Calgary, Alberta this summer. She found out about the SOPA program while looking online for a job and registered right away. In just four weeks after arriving in Canada, Winnie was invited for a job interview that landed her a job in her field.

How SOPA Is Preparing Me For Canada

Nopporn Chanmekha is moving to Canada from Thailand. When he got his approval to immigrate, he signed up for the SOPA program right away. SOPA is an online program and most of our communication is virtual. And thanks to our modern technologies that allow us to connect with people while they are on the other side of the world! Isn’t that great? Nopporn is in Thailand and we’re doing this interview post while he is still going through our program. I invite you to read about his immigration story to help you find answers about the SOPA program.

Welcome to Canada: The BCCA Integrating Newcomers Team

The British Columbia Construction Association’s Integrating Newcomers (BCCA-IN) is a program that helps newcomers to Canada enter the construction workforce in British Columbia. With a variety of services, the team works to assess skills, support integration into a Canadian community and connect with job opportunities in Canada. Speaking of the team, let us introduce the key players who can help you arrive prepared in Canada.

My Dream Job in Canada

Murshed Nizam is one of our former SOPA Clients. Before landing in Ontario in December, 2016 Murshed participated in SOPA program. His career in Canada took off soon after his arrival and ever since has been progressing. Today, Murshed is working for a group of companies managing several hotels in Canada and the USA. Almost a year after going through SOPA program, Murshed is sharing his story of his path to a dream job.

Takeaways: Job Search Strategies

When my Intake Counselor, Milagros Dacwag with the SOPA Manitoba team, introduced me to SOPA’s Job Search Strategies course, I thought to myself that the job search is technically not new to me. I had created resumes before and successfully landed jobs for the past 13 years or so. How different can the job search in Canada be?