Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) helps new immigrants prepare for their Canadian job search while still in their home countries.
With SOPA, you will arrive prepared to find and retain a job through:
- Free online courses on job search and workplace culture.
- Settlement resources.
- Personalized planning and coaching.
Interact directly with our staff and access free online facilitated and self-directed employment and workplace communication training prior to your arrival.
By participating in SOPA, you will arrive in Canada better prepared, more confident, and will enter the workforce sooner.
The following free online courses are offered through SOPA:
Job Search Strategies (facilitated)
In this highly interactive facilitated course, participants learn and practice skills which will make them more competitive for positions in the Canadian labour market. Participants will become familiar with job search methods and resources, including networking; create resumes and cover letters, and prepare for job interviews .
Soft Skills: Professional Communication (facilitated)
In this facilitated course, through video and other media, participants learn communication strategies and acquire tools required for success in Canadian workplace interactions. Topics include small talk, presentations, constructive feedback, and meetings.
Soft Skills: Working with Others (facilitated)
In this facilitated course, through video and other media, participants learn communication strategies and acquire tools required for success in Canadian workplace interactions. Topics include networking, negotiating, working with others, and conflict management.
Canadian Workplace Integration (self-directed)
This self-guided course provides information about adapting to Canadian workplace culture. Topics include how to adapt, the importance of communication styles, how to expand soft skills, using cultural communication, working with differences, and understanding power dynamics.
Working in Canada (self-directed)
This self-guided course provides critical information about working in Canada. Topics include workplace orientation and protection, organizational culture, employment contracts, taxes, pay, and written and unwritten workplace rules.
Register at www.arriveprepared.ca
To be eligible for and able to complete SOPA courses, participants must:
- Currently living outside of Canada
- IRCC approval to immigrate to Canada
- IELTS score of 5.5 or higher
- Access to a computer and high speed internet
Register at arriveprepared.ca
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