Before Boarding a Plane to Canada

Before arriving in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on October 1st, 2016, my wife and I went through the SOPA program. We heard of the SOPA program through a SOPA client, who had recently arrived in Canada.

Four Thousand Miles – A Banking Professional’s Journey from Russia (Part 2)

Natalya was amazed by the unique combination of fresh air, abundance of colours and the small wild animals in the city; as well as the convenient urban facilities and impressive high-rise downtown buildings with the roofs disappearing in the thick fog on overcast mornings. It all felt like some kind of movie to Natalya at first.

Arrive Prepared in Manitoba

Watch how our clients arrived prepared in Manitoba. Are you immigrating to Canada? Sign up before arriving to learn about Canadian Job Search Strategies and Workplace Culture Communication.

Follow Us to Stay in the Loop!

Wow! Thank you everyone for being such engaged followers on SOPA social media channels. In the last 3 months, we were over the moon with all your reposts, shares, replies and comments!

Arriving in Canada: Before and After

Prepare as much as possible and take SOPA courses! The courses can really help to prepare for a new job. Also, find somebody at your current job who speaks English well who can provide a reference for your first job in Canada.

Small Talk Works!

One day, shortly after arriving in Edmonton from The Philippines, Ria and her son insisted on taking the bus to a museum instead of waiting for her uncle to drive them. She wanted to be more independent in getting around the city after-all. While at the bus stop, she asked a gentleman if they were on the correct route.

Job Search Strategies = Success

Vivek and Manisha decided to move to Canada and chose British Columbia for its beauty, opportunities, and ethnic diversity. They heard about SOPA from Planning For Canada and decided to explore further by starting with the Job Search Strategies course.

Ella’s First Job in Canada

It didn’t take long for Ella Oteze to gain employment after landing in Regina. Ella is an industrious and outgoing career Mathematician from Nigeria with over ten years of experience in the finance and banking field.

Be Better Prepared for Your New Life with Next Stop Canada

On April 1st, 2016, the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Immigrant Services launched their pre-arrival program Next Stop Canada. Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the program’s primary objective is to provide quality settlement services to new immigrants before they arrive in Canada.