Destination Canada: My SOPA Story

After just few months of waiting, we had our long-desired passport request email and we were advised by IRCC to go through with some pre-arrival sessions. Honestly, we attended sessions of few organizations, but SOPA was the best among all. SOPA has a very structured process, outstandingly helpful facilitators and amazing online resources.

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

4 Canadian Job Search Success Stories

Four of our clients Madhavan, Hanzel, Maylyn and Nelson immigrated to Canada and soon after arrival found job in the field related to their work in their home country. Before coming to Canada they went through the SOPA program and today they are talking about … Read more

Tips For Workplace Cultural Adaptation

Over two decades ago, I boarded a plane for a teaching job in Japan. I had very little workplace cultural information about my new host country, but I did find one small book and read it from cover to cover. I memorized facts about this … Read more

8 questions with the SOPA Graduate

Update: In December 2017 Fahim found a job. We are very happy for Fahim and wish him all the very best in his first job in Canada. Fahim Al Faruqui is an Information and Technology Services Professional from Bangladesh. He has extensive experience working in … Read more

Arrive Prepared and Find Success

Every day the SOPA program helps professionals approved to come to Canada prepare for their job search and help them learn about Canadian workplace culture. In January 2017 a few months before coming to Canada Omotola Owoeye registered with the SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) program … Read more

Arriving in Canada: Before and After

Recent SOPA graduate, Nikita Neveditsin got a job offer just 2 months after arriving in Halifax! Christine Wall, SOPA Atlantic Cultural Communication Facilitator, who worked with Nikita in the Soft Skills: Professional Communication course, asked him to share his thoughts on his success in finding … Read more

5 Things I Took Away From SOPA

I am a graduate of accounting with Master of Business Administration (MBA) and I chose internal auditing as my career path.  I have been working as an internal auditor for the past 9 years in various roles. I also worked with one of the biggest … Read more

Mastering Presentation Skills for the Canadian Workplace

I had never made a presentation and had huge stage fright. Professional Communication helped me consolidate my knowledge about workplace communication and get more confident. But most importantly, I learnt about making presentations.