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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My New Different Life in Canada

Roberta Oramabo is an architect who moved from Nigeria to British Columbia. She is sharing her journey with us on how her pre-arrival preparation helped her find a job in her field sooner rather than later. Two months and two days from the date of her arrival she walked into the office where she started…

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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, 2018. Let’s read his story: Q. How was your employment…

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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 unpaid, usually with charities or non-profits, in a variety of…

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Our Own SOPA Client

Our newsletters often have testimonials that explain how SOPA builds a client’s confidence and skills relevant to the Canadian job search and career. One such testimonial came from Manitoba-bound client Echo Duan, but her story of job search and career is a little different. We recently interviewed several qualified candidates for the position of  Job…

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