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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Canadian Dreams Take Flight

It takes more than dreaming to build a future in a new country. Daniel Momodu knows this first hand. He understood that careful planning, hard work and strategic preparation were important building blocks for his dreams of a life and career in Canada. Before Daniel set out to pursue his Canadian dreams, he worked in…

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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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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 application was approved, we went straight to the SOPA website…

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Nasim Delfaninejad’s Success Story in Healthcare Profession

Nasim Delfaninejad is a healthcare professional, she worked as physiotherapist in her home country. She loves her profession, so when she was set to immigrate to Canada, she was also set to pursue her career goals as physiotherapist.  We are here to share her professional journey in Canada. Please summarize your employment journey in Canada.…

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Q&A with Ibrahim Bolaji

Ibrahim Bolaji emigrated from Nigeria to Canada on September 11th, 2019 and got his first job only a month later. He got an exciting job as a Member Service Associate with the Cambrian Credit Union through the Manitoba Start: Credit Union Training & Work Experience program. Ibrahim tells us about his journey to his first…

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Interview Strategies: How to Prepare for an Interview

You have made your move to Canada. You have gotten settled, perfected your resume and are applying to jobs. You even get an interview! What next? Preparation is key and there are many ways to prepare for your interview. Here are a few to consider: The first thing you should always do is set up…

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Keshav Kumar – from India to bustling Toronto

My name is Keshav Kumar and I flew from India to the bustling city of Toronto in the latter part of January 2018 (apparently the coldest month of the year) to become a permanent resident of Canada. When I first got off at Toronto Pearson International Airport, I was both excited and nervous. I was…

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Information Makes All the Difference

An excited Philip Akpoesiri Mike-Ifeta moved to Edmonton, Canada, with his family on December 21st, 2017. In Nigeria, he had worked in the banking and financial services industry and had developed extensive experience in retail, small business, insurance, pension, asset management and customer service. His decision to move to Canada was stirred by a desire…

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Welcome to Canada: Nimisha & Anirudhya

We always look for ways to support newcomers to Canada, so we teamed up with the SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-arrival) program to deliver complementary pre-arrival services. SOPA program provides free tools, resources and courses. It helps immigrants develop skills for the job search in Canada and improve communication skills for the Canadian workplace. The teamwork between BCCA-IN and SOPA proved to be successful. Success, first and foremost, for the clients.

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