Guest Post: Experience of a Lifetime

Carla Mariano, an IT professional from Brazil, was over the moon with excitement when she received the email informing her that her application to immigrate to Canada had been approved. However, leaving the relative comforts of the familiar for a destination fraught with many uncertainties was a truly daunting experience.

Zongmeng Li: Preparing For The New Journey

Zongmeng Li completed all 5 SOPA courses and is an enthusiastic ambassador for the program. She is a Biotechnologist from China, and her dream was to explore the world while searching for her dream job as a Quality Assurance and Quality Control specialist in a food company. She was drawn to Canada as its integrated, “family feel” communities appealed to her lifestyle. When preparing for the move, her research brought her to SOPA, the program immediately gave her a great first impression of Canada, and it was a reassuring, welcoming presence.

Green Economy Bridging Program Partnership

Bridging programs are a vital post-arrival service for newcomers in Canada who are looking for a job in their field or one commensurate with their education and experience. These programs complement the services that SOPA offers at the pre-arrival stage.

Client Testimonial: Muhammad Imran Hussain Khan

My Name is Muhammad Imran Hussain Khan. I am IT professional with 10+ years’ experience of managing IT infrastructure and Operations in Pakistan. I arrived in Canada with my wife in May 2017 and moved to Regina. Currently, I am working as Senior Technical Analyst IT Security and Integration in Saskatchewan Polytechnic. …

Dragon Boat Festival in Ottawa, Ontario (June 21 – June 24)

Summer is here! It’s a time to spend with family, enjoy the outdoors and have fun. One way to enjoy the summer is the Annual Dragon Boat Festival. This sporting event has been taking place for 25 years, continually growing the whole time. It is known as the largest dragon …

Q&A With SOPA’s Job Search Strategies Graduates

Before coming to Canada it seems one thing that worries most newcomers is how to find their dream job. No wonder that our ‘Job Search Strategies’ course is one of the popular courses among our 5 online courses. In this intensive 6-week course clients work closely with our highly experienced …

Q&A With SOPA Graduates

We are sharing Q&A interviews with four of our SOPA Atlantic Graduates. Manna, Dhavalkumar, Atinuke and Lucky are all completed our Soft Skills courses with Christine Wall as their facilitator. They are sharing their impressions, thoughts and recommendations. We congratulate Dhavalkumar and Manna for finding jobs in their fields soon …

Client Testimonial: Seerat Nischal

It’s an immense pleasure to share my experience with the course on Soft Skills: Professional Communication. This course has offered me a deep insight into the Canadian workplace culture. Although all the participants come from different cultural and professional backgrounds but the overall structure, content and organization of the course is such that it is easy to understand and correlate for one and all.

An Eye Opening Experience

Our story today of a client who found job before settling in Canada. Although, we take pride in our clients’s success, we know that mostly all that success comes from the professionalism of our clients and their desire to learn. The experience and hard skills are there, our role is to help and guide. We provide the information that our clients need. That one hour with an Intake Counselor is crucial in identifying our clients’s needs and guiding them in getting the right information for their settlement and job search.

How To Use LinkedIn In Your Job Search

LinkedIn profile is not a replacement of your resume but an addition. What you didn’t add in your resume, you can highlight or elaborate in your LinkedIn profile. Yet, before you start sending out the link to your LinkedIn account, here are some tips to make your LinkedIn profile stand out. Improving your LinkedIn profile will help employers in their search for a specialist with your qualifications. Your profile will look professional, clear and easy to scan and find the most important information right away.