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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Interview with Udeh Olughu-Start page

I did all the hard work before coming to Canada

Udeh Olughu arrived in Canada from Nigeria. Udeh found a job in his field just 13 days after landing. Back home Udeh worked in the financial industry. He used to...
Preparing adquately before arriving

Preparing Adequately Before Arriving is Crucial to Succeeding in Canada

Canada holds a huge attraction for highly-skilled professionals from all over the world. Most of these professionals are drawn to the immense possibilities that come with living and working in...
Astrid Ene blog

I light up when I talk about SOPA

Astrid Ene arrived in Canada with her husband in January 2017. After spending some time in Montreal, they are now settled in their original province of destination, Ontario. Astrid currently...
A woman in a scarf with a background laptop and scales.

When Your Professional Goals Take A New Turn in Canada

Canadian job search does not always look perfect for newcomers. It may have a rocky start, and that’s when building your unique job search strategy is absolutely important. Building the...
Canadian Dreams Take Flight Blog visual

Canadian Dreams Take Flight

It takes more than dreaming to build a future in a new country. Daniel Momodu knows this first hand. He understood that careful planning, hard work and strategic preparation were...
Focus and Dedication Important Keys to Success-1

Focus and Dedication: Important Keys to Success

When Dinny Mathew first enrolled in SOPA’s courses in search of a job in Canada, she stood out. With more than a decade of experience in healthcare education, medicine and...
Alaa Alsafadi Small Steps To Success In Canada

Alaa Alsafadi: Small Steps To Success In Canada

My journey with SOPA* started in August 2019, that time I received a letter from IRCC that I am authorized to utilize the pre-arrival services. I communicated with Saskatchewan newcomer...
Beat the Odds Cruising though Covid in Calgary

Beat the odds: Cruising through COVID-19 in Calgary (Part 1)

While the entire world was (is) panicking about COVID-19, we were preparing for our travel to Canada. A lengthy travel, with overnight stays at empty airports and multiple transits. Yet...
Mark Atabor Blog post

Q&A with Mark Atabor: How I Got a Job in My Field

Over the years we featured many stories where our clients share their immigration journey with us. We, at SOPA, feel very proud to be the ones sharing stories of our...
Settling Anxiety and Getting the Job Blog

Finding Relief in Preparing to Find a Job

As soon as my family submitted our Canadian Permanent Residency application, we became somewhat nervous and anxious at the thought of moving to a new country. Before the approval of...