Volunteering: Why and How

One of the most significant pieces of advice people job searching get, especially if they don’t have a lot of experience in their field or are new to the area, is to volunteer. What is volunteering and why do people recommend it? Volunteering is working … Read more

Green Economy Bridging Program Partnership

Bridging programs are a vital post-arrival service for newcomers in Canada who are looking for a job in their field or one commensurate with their education and experience. These programs complement the services that SOPA offers at the pre-arrival stage.

Dragon Boat Festival in Ottawa, Ontario

Summer is here! It’s a time to spend with family, enjoy the outdoors and have fun. One way to enjoy the summer is the Annual Dragon Boat Festival. This sporting event has been taking place for 25 years, continually growing the whole time. It is … Read more

Client Testimonial: Seerat Nischal

Seerat Nischal is a dentist from India and just recently arrived in Ontario, Canada. She was able to take advantage of one of SOPA’s two soft skills courses – Professional Communication. This is what Seerat says about the course: “It’s an immense pleasure to share … Read more

My Biggest Concern Before Canada

Would you recommend SOPA? If so, why? I would absolutely recommend SOPA to my colleagues and friends. I am pretty sure that everyone who attends the SOPA program will learn a lot and they will really find the answers to most, if not all, of their questions and concerns. Attending the SOPA program is a definite learning experience.

Job Ready Before Coming to Canada

The best thing about SOPA is that it offers its courses before arrival. It is, indeed, a great opportunity that newcomers can arrive prepared. It helps smooth their settlement, and fasten their job search by having Canadian resume and other job search tools ready in hand. So they will get no surprises once they arrive and can integrate earlier to the economy and to the area they settle in.

My Dream Job in Canada

Murshed Nizam is one of our former SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) clients. Before landing in Ontario in December, 2016 Murshed participated in the SOPA program. His career in Canada took off soon after his arrival and ever since has been progressing. Today, Murshed is working … Read more

What Is Canadian Workplace Integration?

After taking ‘Canadian Workplace Integration’ course, our client Oleksandr wrote us a wonderful testimonial that we would like to share. Oleksandr is settling in Ontario and we wish him good luck with his job search and integration into a new workplace. “I think that the … Read more