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 … Read more

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. READY TO WORK This course helps refugees prepare to work in Canada. Register now to get an … Read more

Q&A with Mark Atabor: How I Got a Job in My Field

Over the years we featured many stories where our clients share their immigration journey with us. We, at SOPA, feel very proud to be the ones sharing stories of our clients with you. We hope each of these stories will help you understand what to … Read more

Cover letters can be tricky!

Cover letters can be tricky! Why do employers want them, what do you write, how do you put your skills and your desire to work there into words? The list of questions goes on. A cover letter is one of the important parts of your … Read more

The Value of Preparedness

Moving to a new country is never an easy decision and that too with family. I hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science and over 9 years of industry experience. With no relatives or friends in Canada, I was a bit tensed and wanted to … Read more

How to Manage your Job Search Stress

Job searching can be a long and stressful activity. I have often heard it referred to as a full-time job in itself. This really is true! With the amount of time you take to search out opportunities, do research and target your resumes and cover … Read more

Anna Antropova: Newcomer Engineer in Canada

In this guest post, our client Anna Antropova talks about her SOPA experience and her journey as a newcomer engineer in Canada. Anna is an engineering professional from Russia who knew that preparation would make her transition smoother. She found SOPA and knew we would … Read more

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: … Read more

Introducing: Job Search Strategies Express

SOPA has a few exciting things in store for our clients! We are happy to introduce Job Search Strategies Express, a shorter version of the original JSS. Express provides an opportunity for immigrants to get preliminary information about the job search process in Canada. JSS … Read more

A Guide to Informational Interviews

You’re brand new to an area or field and looking to get started. What do you do? All the advice says to start networking and gathering information but how do you do that? One great way are informational interviews. An informational interview is an informal … Read more