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 is working as an Audit Director for the Office of the Auditor General in Ottawa. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 our application, we were already on the look-out for pre-arrival settlement programs. The morning our … Read more

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 Nova Scotia in August 2018 from Baku, Azerbaijan. I am a single mother and didn’t … Read more

Client Testimonial: Muhammad Imran Hussain Khan

My Name is Muhammad Imran Hussain Khan. I am IT professional with 10+ years’ experience of managing IT infrastructure and Operations in Pakistan. I arrived in Canada with my wife in May 2017 and moved to Regina. Currently, I am working as Senior Technical Analyst IT Security … Read more

Client Testimonial: Seerat Nischal

Seerat Nischal is a dentist from India and just recently arrived in Ontario, Canada. She was able to take advantage of one of SOPA’s two soft skills courses – Professional Communication. This is what Seerat says about the course: “It’s an immense pleasure to share … Read more

My Biggest Concern Before Canada

Would you recommend SOPA? If so, why? I would absolutely recommend SOPA to my colleagues and friends. I am pretty sure that everyone who attends the SOPA program will learn a lot and they will really find the answers to most, if not all, of their questions and concerns. Attending the SOPA program is a definite learning experience.

Newcomer’s Story: Hao Wang

My name is Hao Wang. I have been an IT project manager and consultant for seven years and hold two masters degrees in Finance and Economics. Before landing in Winnipeg in March 2017, I was a client of SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival). After 6 months … Read more

From Pre-arrival to Post-arrival to Job

Mussarat Parveen always knew that Canada would be her destination country. She valued its diversity, organization and cultural values. Mussarat speaks many languages and was brought up around many cultures, so she knew she will be comfortable fitting in. Before arriving, Mussarat and her husband … Read more