PASS – Pre-Arrival Program for Nurses

The Pre-Arrival Supports and Services (PASS) Program, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, supports pre-arrival Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) in their countries of residence who are planning immigration to Canada. PASS offers supports and services designed to shorten the time that IENs spend from arrival in Canada to professional registration and employment.

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. In addition, I recognized and examined how to handle hard interview situations, identified and prepared questions I can ask an interviewer.

Success Stories from Alberta

What is a success story? Finding job in your field soon after immigrating to Canada? Certainly, finding job after arriving in Canada is a huge success. However, at SOPA, we think that finding job, retaining your job and integrating into your new workplace are parts of your bigger success story in Canada.

What to Expect When You Move to Canada

I heard about different pre-arrival services available for immigrants to Canada. That’s when I saw information about Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) on the website of Government of Manitoba. I was encouraged to try the program by the positive feedback and reviews from past SOPA clients. After registering, I was contacted by the SOPA intake counsellor right away. The online one-on-one meeting on needs assessment was very helpful.

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.