SOPA Newcomer Network Ambassador Program | Recruiting Now!

SOPA is recruiting past clients to volunteer their time with us! We are looking to for SOPA clients to help support and engage our LinkedIn Newcomer Networking community. Thus, we are looking for SOPA Community Ambassadors to post regularly and encourage discussion. SOPA Community Ambassadors are those who have gone through our SOPA program, used…

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Focus and Dedication: Important Keys to Success

When Dinny Mathew first enrolled in SOPA’s courses in search of a job in Canada, she stood out. With more than a decade of experience in healthcare education, medicine and public health, and multiple academic degrees (Doctor of Medicine, MBA, Master of Public Health), Dinny was well positioned as an appealing candidate for Canadian employers.…

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How Are Your Power Skills?

Interpersonal skills, communication skills, social skills, power skills. Soft skills may be called many different names, but the importance of good soft skills to find and keep work in Canada is undeniable. Making yourself aware of the different aspects of workplace culture should be a part of your immigration preparation. SOPA is offering four different…

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Q&A with Mohamed K. Mahmoud

Mohammed is goal-oriented information technologist and seasoned business analyst professional with a litany of professional trainings to credit. He has 13+ years of impressive track record in handling high-end IT projects as well as providing demos, software solutions and presentations to major reputed entities. We asked him about his experiences with the SOPA program. How…

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SOPA Q&A with Miracle Edohasim

We asked Miracle Edohasim to answer some questions about SOPA and share some insight on his priorities and expectations for his arrival in Canada. Q. Can you tell us about your background? A. My name is Miracle Edohasim. I arrived in Atlantic Canada in April of 2018 from Nigeria. Q. Can you describe your employment…

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Keshav Kumar – from India to bustling Toronto

My name is Keshav Kumar and I flew from India to the bustling city of Toronto in the latter part of January 2018 (apparently the coldest month of the year) to become a permanent resident of Canada. When I first got off at Toronto Pearson International Airport, I was both excited and nervous. I was…

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An Adventure Across The World

An adventure on the other side of the world – this is what Winnie Law and her family are calling their move to Canada. They moved from Auckland, New Zealand to Calgary, Alberta this summer. Winnie is a supply chain management professional. She found out about the SOPA program while looking online for a job…

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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 he was taking SOPA’s two self-guided courses. SOPA is an…

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SOPA: First step to job success in Canada

What I found especially valuable and useful in the Job Search Strategies Course was the information and resources about the stages and formats of an interview, types of interview questions and how to predict questions you might be asked. Thanks to that, I became prepared to answer each format questions during my interviews in Canada.

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