How Are Your Power Skills?

Interpersonal skills, communication skills, social skills, power skills. Soft skills may be called many different names, but the importance of good soft skills to find and keep work in Canada is undeniable. Making yourself aware of the different aspects of workplace culture should be a part of your immigration preparation. SOPA is offering four different…

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SOPA FOR REFUGEES

SOPA for Refugees introduces you to important information about the Canadian job market, job search process and Canadian culture, through an interactive, online course called Ready to Work. Register Here Which province are you going to? Choose destination province…I don’t know yetAlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandSaskatchewanYukon SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) provides…

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Soft Skills in the Canadian Workplace

Are you are planning to move to Canada? Are you are looking for work? Do you have an up-to-date resume and have you practiced answering interview questions in front of your mirror? Great start! However, keep in mind that Canada is a very multicultural country. Because of that, you will also need to be aware…

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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 your background? A. My name is Miracle Edohasim. I arrived in Atlantic Canada in April of 2018 from Nigeria. Q. Can you describe your employment…

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Volunteering: Why and How

One of the most significant pieces of advice people job searching get, especially if they don’t have a lot of experience in their field or are new to the area, is to volunteer. What is volunteering and why do people recommend it? Volunteering is working unpaid, usually with charities or non-profits, in a variety of…

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Experience of a Lifetime

Carla Mariano, an IT professional from Brazil, was over the moon with excitement when she received the email informing her that her application to immigrate to Canada had been approved. However, leaving the relative comforts of the familiar for a destination fraught with many uncertainties was a truly daunting experience.

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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 closely with our highly experienced facilitators and receive feedback on…

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My Dream Job in Canada

Murshed Nizam is one of our former SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) clients. Before landing in Ontario in December, 2016 Murshed participated in the SOPA program. His career in Canada took off soon after his arrival and ever since has been progressing. Today, Murshed is working for a group of companies managing several hotels in Canada…

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What Is Canadian Workplace Integration?

After taking ‘Canadian Workplace Integration’ course, our client Oleksandr wrote us a wonderful testimonial that we would like to share. Oleksandr is settling in Ontario and we wish him good luck with his job search and integration into a new workplace. “I think that the Canadian Workplace Integration course is one of the best courses…

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