SOPA Client 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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Oluwaseun story

Every Success is Unique and Individual

Oluwaseun, a skilled professional from Nigeria, brings with him an impressive background in the banking sector, accumulating over 10 years of valuable experience. His expertise in finance has led him...
Ahesan SOPA ON

Securing An Exciting Opportunity In Time Before Landing in Canada

Ahesan, originally from India, started his Canadian journey in May 2023 when he relocated to the vibrant Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Armed with a bachelor's degree in management studies and...
How I found job in a regulated field in canada

How To Prepare For A Job Search In Canada If Your Profession Is Regulated

My name is S.E. and I am originally from Germany. I arrived in Canada on May 3rd, 2023. I currently live in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). I am aiming to...
Ayomide Chrales

Through SOPA I Learned to Highlight My Professional Background Abroad

Ayomide is from Nigeria, and she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a strong background in civil and environmental engineering. She is a self-motivated, and well-organized professional with clear...
Josiahs blog

Josiah’s Story: On the Right Path to a Successful Career

Josiah moved from Nigeria to iceberg-studded Newfoundland and Labrador in the middle of winter- January 2023. With temperatures often dropping below -20°C, it was a stark contrast to the warm...

Preparing For the Canadian Job Search

My name is Golam Sarwar, I am a certified professional data analyst with more than 10 years of experience in data analysis, data management and software development field. Before I...
SOPA Blog - Pre Arrival arrivepreparedca

Guest Post: The Adventure – My New Life in Calgary

The adventure that is my new life in Calgary, Alberta began in the fall of 2022. Moving from Mumbai, India to begin alone in a place where I had no...
Cem Gurbuz SOPA AB Success Story

Moving To A New Country Is Never Easy But Pre-Arrival Programs Help Make It Easier

I am Cem Gurbuz, a permanent resident who came to Canada from Turkey in August 2022. My hometown is Gaziantep, one of the cities most affected by the massive earthquakes...
Heba BC client

Hiba’s Story | Seeking Guidance And Connections Is Key In Your Pre-arrival Plan

Hiba moved from Lebanon to Vancouver, BC, in October 2022. Hiba has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, a master’s degree and ten years of quality and project management experience....

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,...