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

SOPA 2018 Virtual Career Fair – September 18, 19 & 20

Arrived or arriving in Canada soon? Looking for a new job? Jump Start Your Canadian Job Search! Join SOPA on September 18, 19 and 20 and up to 60 employers from across the country for the SOPA 2018 Virtual Career Fair. What is a virtual … Read more

How To Use LinkedIn In Your Job Search

When you start your job search first thing you do is work on your resume. You think through details and make sure that it’s targeted to the job you are applying. However, employers now look beyond your resume and looking up or ask if you … 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

How I Got An Interview in Canada

While preparing for the “Big Move”, I’ve been keen in researching how to adapt easily and how to start a new life in Canada. I have attended webinars and seminars from different pre-arrival organization: CIIP, COA and PDOS, where I learned a lot. But some … Read more

SOPA: Job Search Strategies Course

What is definitely an advantage of taking Job Search Strategies is that it equipped me with unparalleled skills in building a ‘Canadian’ style résumé, targeting it and preparing a meaningful and personal cover letter.