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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nigar safarova

Nigar’s New Home

I am an administrative professional with over 15 years of experience. I worked for a private engineering company in the oil and gas industry. I moved with my son to...
Prepared by Henrietta Mitchell

The Value of Preparedness

Moving to a new country is never an easy decision and that too with family. I hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science and over 9 years of industry experience....
chinwendu

You Can Network Your Way to Success in Canada

Prior to moving to Alberta, Canada, Chinwendu Okereke- Azike had built a successful career as a banker in Nigeria. She had eight years’ experience under her belt - developing innovative...
olushola mb

Interview with Olushola Oleyemi, SOPA Client

Olushola Oleyemi arrived in Manitoba on June 20th of this year with his wife, who was also a SOPA client. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a...
How SOPA helped me get started in my Canadian journey

How SOPA helped me get started in my Canadian journey

If you’re looking into starting a new life in Canada, SOPA is, in my honest opinion, the best organization to reach out to. I started my Canadian journey about three...
anna_antropova

Anna Antropova: Newcomer Engineer in Canada

In this guest post, our client Anna Antropova talks about her SOPA experience and her journey as a newcomer engineer in Canada. Anna is an engineering professional from Russia who...
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Olayemi Olaleye: A CPA’s Journey

We talked to Olayemi "Yemi" Olaleye, from Nigeria, about how SOPA helped him in his journey to getting his CPA accreditation in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Yemi first landed in Canada on...
Mohamed, K Mahmoud - SOPA Blog upd

Q&A with Mohamed K. Mahmoud

Mohammed is goal-oriented information technologist and seasoned business analyst professional with a litany of professional trainings to credit. He has 13+ years of impressive track record in handling high-end IT...
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SOPA Q&A with Miracle Edohasim

We asked Miracle Edohasim to answer some questions about SOPA and share some insight on his priorities and expectations for his arrival in Canada. Q. Can you tell us about...
Keshav Kumar, SOPA Client, Immigration Story upd

Keshav Kumar – from India to bustling Toronto

My name is Keshav Kumar and I flew from India to the bustling city of Toronto in the latter part of January 2018 (apparently the coldest month of the year)...