Unlocking Opportunities: Navigating the Canadian Job Market with SOPA Services

Meet Vera Yablochkova, who successfully navigated the Canadian job market and secured her dream position as an insurance broker through the support and guidance of SOPA services. She continues to build a successful career while embracing the local community and sharing her knowledge with those around her. From pre-arrival courses to networking events and volunteering…

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Josiah’s Story: On the Right Path to a Successful Career

Josiah moved from Nigeria to iceberg-studded Newfoundland and Labrador in the middle of winter- January 2023. With temperatures often dropping below -20°C, it was a stark contrast to the warm temperatures he was used to in Nigeria. Despite the cold, he found himself inspired by the rugged landscape and the friendly people he met. Josiah…

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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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I did all the hard work before coming to Canada

Udeh Olughu arrived in Canada from Nigeria. Udeh found a job in his field just 13 days after landing. Back home Udeh worked in the financial industry. He used to work in a multinational bank and he was a customer service manager there. He did the job for about 10 years before coming to Canada.…

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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. She sent us her testimonial about how SOPA helped her…

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