Success Stories

SOPA program was created to help immigrants arrive prepared through exceptional courses and services.

Every story is different and unique. We hope that you find an inspiration while reading them.

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Newcomer Stories | Start Working on Your Job Search Before Your Arrival to be Prepared Right After

Three newcomers' stories of successfully finding a job in British Columbia (BC), Canada soon after their arrival! All of them immigrated to BC and found jobs in their fields, however,...
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Osagiator Dickson Esokpunwu: The Right Approach To Finding A Job

I am Osagiator Dickson Esokpunwu, from Nigeria. I arrived in Moncton, New Brunswick in April 2022 with my family. I landed in Canada with an open mind to find a...
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Keep the focus on your long-term goals

Munir El Kadi who lived in many different countries before moving to Canada is sharing with us the role SOPA played in his success and the steps he took prior...
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Small Community of People That Rallied For Me

I can vividly remember the excitement when I finally received an email confirming the approval of my permanent resident visa application after three long years of waiting. Shortly after that,...
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You Need to Have A Focused Job Search Strategy

As an established finance and accounting manager from India, Hemamalini has over eight years of experience in manufacturing, retail, banking, financial services, and construction. She has completed CPA & CGA...
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How I Aced My First Canadian Interview

I am Adeshola Afolabi, a Permanent Resident who recently relocated from Lagos, Nigeria to Toronto, Ontario. I learned about SOPA when I got my passport request letter email from IRCC...
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Beat the odds: Settling in Calgary During the Pandemic (Part 2)

I apologize that the second part of my blog is coming much later than anticipated. It’s been a year since the first part of my guest post was posted here,...
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Sidra Mobin: Learning Opportunity

Sidra Mobin is originally from Karachi, Pakistan. She landed in British Columbia on June 28th, 2020- during the pandemic. Sidra was all alone and did not know anyone in BC...
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SOPA Courses Hit the Nail On the Head

Lydia Ogunoye joined the SOPA program while still in her home country as she was getting ready for her immigration to Canada. When you are moving to a new country,...
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Farhad Ahmad: You need the right tools to prepare for the Canadian job market

Farhad Ahmad immigrated recently from Afghanistan to Vancouver, British Columbia. Farhad is an experienced professional. He worked in the field of management consulting and strategic planning. Before coming to Canada...