Sidra Mobin: Learning Opportunity

Sidra Mobin is originally from Karachi, Pakistan. She landed in British Columbia on June 28th, 2020- during the pandemic. Sidra was all alone and did not know anyone in BC as opposed to back in Pakistan, where she has family and friends who were always there for her. With her positive attitude, Sidra wanted to…

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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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Get a head start on your Canadian job search

Get a head start on your Canadian job search! Have you wondered about job search methods in Canada? How to write a resume in a format that is acceptable in Canada? How to answer interview questions following cultural expectations? Each country has its own system of advertising jobs and hiring processes. Join SOPA’s Job Search…

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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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Virtual Interviews

We are living in new times when the social distancing and masks are becoming our new normal. We are learning to talk less face to face and are moving conversations to the virtual world. However, we still need jobs which are still out there. So the employers are now turning more and more to virtual…

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You Can Network Your Way to Success in Canada

Prior to moving to Alberta, Canada, Chinwendu Okereke- Azike had built a successful career as a banker in Nigeria. She had eight years’ experience under her belt – developing innovative and ground-breaking customer service solutions for her employers. Even though she was confident in her skills and extensive experience, Chinwendu knew that approaching and navigating…

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An Evening of Fun and Inspiration at the SOPA Alberta Social Café

The SOPA Alberta team was excited to host past SOPA clients living in Alberta for a lively evening of fun, networking and inspiration at the SOPA Social Café last July. The event took place at the main office of the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) and provided our program participants with an opportunity to meet…

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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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Job Search Strategies = Success

Vivek and Manisha decided to move to Canada and chose British Columbia for its beauty, opportunities, and ethnic diversity. They heard about SOPA from Planning For Canada and decided to explore further by starting with the Job Search Strategies course. They discovered various methods of job search strategies from SOPA and, as their facilitator, I…

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How I Learned to Sell My Skills in Canada

Michael Garcia, an IT professional from Singapore, was a SOPA client and a model student. Constantly searching for new ways to be productive, he registered for our program and feels it provided him with information on what to expect to live and work in Canada. Michael is also answering some our questions, so you can…

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