Get a job in Canada.

FREE tools, resources and courses
designed to help you find a job in your field in Canada.

 

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Get a job in Canada.

FREE courses, resources and tools
designed to help you find a job in your field in Canada

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) is an Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funded program that delivers free pre-arrival services for job readiness and retention.

Resources and courses are offered at no charge, these include: one-on-one orientation, job search support and workplace culture training, as well as referral to a wide range of
post-arrival services upon entry to Canada.

To be eligible to take SOPA courses you must:

Live outside Canada

Have received approval from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to immigrate to Canada:

• A confirmation of Permanent Residence document
• A letter notifying pick up of Canadian visa (visa for permanent resident applicants only)
• A request for medical examination letter
• A passport request letter
• A Canadian visa (but have not landed in Canada yet)
• An IRCC invitation letter to obtain pre-arrival services

Have an English level (IELTS) 5.5 or higher

Have access to a computer and high speed Internet

Free One-on-One
Information Session

Arrange a free consultation with one of our staff members to help you arrive prepared to work in Canada.

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Free Courses

Arrange a free consultation with one of our staff members to help you choose the courses that will help you arrive prepared to work in Canada.

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Available Courses

All courses are offered free of charge to anyone who meets the eligibility requirements.

Soft Skills: Professional Communication

Explore different types of interactions and learn about culturally appropriate communication and behaviours for the Canadian workplace. Time required: 5-7 hours per week for 4 weeks.
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Soft Skills: Working with Others

Learn about Canadian workplace culture and the effects culture has on how we communicate with each other. Time required: 5-7 hours per week for 4 weeks.
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Job Search Strategies

Learn and practice skills to be more competitive for positions in the Canadian labour market. Time required: 5-7 hours per week for 6 weeks.
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Canadian Workplace Integration

Learn how to adapt, the importance of communication styles, how to expand soft skills using cultural communication, working with differences and understanding power dynamics in the Canadian workplace.
Time required: 10-20 hours.
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Working in Canada

Learn about the unique characteristics of the Canadian workplace and how to integrate effectively into your field of employment in Canada.
Time required: 12-24 hours.
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SOPA Success Stories

Watch how these clients found their dream jobs!

 

Partners

The SOPA program is delivered by 6 partner organizations across Canada.

British Columbia SOPA

Delivered by MOSAIC in Vancouver

Alberta SOPA

Delivered by CCIS in Calgary

Saskatchewan SOPA

Delivered by RODS in Regina

Manitoba SOPA

Delivered by AMI in Winnipeg

Ontario SOPA

Delivered by Ottawa World Skills & CCI in Ottawa

Atlantic SOPA

Delivered by ISANS in Halifax. Delivered to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador