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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
After arriving in Canada, Natalya decided to enjoy the first few months learning about Ontario before starting her job search. She really wanted to explore this new country that she would now call home. Natalya is from Novosibirsk, where the population is almost twice as … Read more
Natalya is a highly experienced banking professional from Novosibirsk, Russia. She worked as an Account Manager in commercial banking for over six years. She was responsible for performing all kinds of banking operations with large companies in the region. Natalya considers herself a generalist which … Read more