Olayemi Olaleye: A CPA’s Journey

We talked to Olayemi “Yemi” Olaleye, from Nigeria, about how SOPA helped him in his journey to getting his CPA accreditation in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Yemi first landed in Canada on the 21st of February, 2018 and made his final arrival on the 24th of September, … Read more

Yelena Petrukhina: From Kazakhstan to Winnipeg

Yelena Petrukhina registered for the SOPA program in February 2018. Back in Kazakhstan she worked as an Internship Coordinator at a local university. She arrived in Winnipeg, MB in May 2018 and 3 months later she landed her dream job! Yulia Savchuk, Yelena’s JSS Facilitator: … Read more

An Eye Opening Experience

Our story today of a client who found job before settling in Canada. Although, we take pride in our clients’s success, we know that mostly all that success comes from the professionalism of our clients and their desire to learn. The experience and hard skills … Read more

Newcomer’s Story: Hao Wang

My name is Hao Wang. I have been an IT project manager and consultant for seven years and hold two masters degrees in Finance and Economics. Before landing in Winnipeg in March 2017, I was a client of SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival). After 6 months … Read more

4 Canadian Job Search Success Stories

Four of our clients Madhavan, Hanzel, Maylyn and Nelson immigrated to Canada and soon after arrival found job in the field related to their work in their home country. Before coming to Canada they went through the SOPA program and today they are talking about … Read more

Hanna’s Employment Journey in Canada

After registration with SOPA I received a personal plan of action with plenty of links for newcomers. While studying with SOPA you may plan your own schedule and time and that was important for me. Courses contain theoretical parts and tasks for homework, which were very useful and practical. I learned about the Canadian job market, workplace culture, soft skills, importance of the targeted resume and the cover letter.

How SOPA Is Preparing Me For Canada

Are you approved to immigrate to Canada? Now what? How to prepare before you move to Canada? Nopporn Chanmekha is moving to Canada from Thailand. When he got his approval to immigrate, he signed up for the SOPA program right away. I’ve met Nopporn while … Read more

Takeaways: Job Search Strategies

Guest post by Maria Agnes Castillo from the Philippines. Maria is SOPA Manitoba client. When my Intake Counselor, Milagros Dacwag with the SOPA Manitoba team, introduced me to SOPA’s Job Search Strategies course, I thought to myself that the job search is technically not new … Read more

What to Expect When You Move to Canada

My family and I were very excited when we received the news that our immigrant visa to Canada had been approved. My husband and I were excited, and at the same time very anxious about our new life once we move to Canada. We did … Read more

Arrive Prepared in Manitoba

Watch how our clients arrived prepared in Manitoba. Are you immigrating to Canada? Sign up before arriving to learn about Canadian Job Search Strategies and Workplace Culture Communication. “You don’t just go to a place where you’ve never lived, where you never interacted with people … Read more