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 to his arrival in Canada. Hello Munir, please tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Munir El Kadi and I am originally…

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Cultural Talks: Workplace Communication and Fit

We at SOPA want our clients to feel prepared before arriving in Canada. Whether in job searching or in acquiring a job, if that is all that is achieved, there is still one piece missing. After receiving the job, we want people to be able to keep the job. Career coaches working with newcomers send…

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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 in Canada, holds ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) from the UK, and earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Madras, India. Received…

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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 in December 2020 from the pre-arrival services section. I signed up for the courses on the SOPA platform and the Job Search Strategy course was…

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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 strategy on your own can become hard and frustrating. It is important to use the help of professionals who are there to help you before…

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How to Promote Yourself to Employers

A piece of advice you will hear often when you job searching in Canada is to learn how to “sell” yourself, market yourself or promote yourself to employers. In the beginning, this could be an uncomfortable thing to do, as many people have the instinct to be modest and not stand out. However, the opposite…

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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 public health, and multiple academic degrees (Doctor of Medicine, MBA, Master of Public Health), Dinny was well positioned as an appealing candidate for Canadian employers.…

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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 center online and they connected me with the SOPA program where I started my learning preparation. Below are the steps I followed in my journey…

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