Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA)
Regina Open Door Society has partnered with ISANS (Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia) in a pre-arrival initiative called SOPA – Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program – this program was created to improve linkages between pre-arrival and post arrival services using ISANS suite of professional online tools.
Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) Is A Virtual Hub Providing Guidance And Customized Pre-Employment Supports Designed To Help Newcomers Find And Retain Employment In Canada. Immigrants Can Interact With SOPA Staff And Access Various Skills Development Courses Before Their Departure To Canada.
SOPA is being delivered by designated settlement agencies across Canada and RODS is one of them! ISANS provides the framework, tools, expertise and support to prepare immigrants for the Canadian workplace.
If you are aware of individuals who may be interested they are able to register at: www.arriveprepared.ca
New video! Two immigrants who completed SOPA courses before coming to Canada share their stories – the challenges they faced and how SOPA courses helped them arrive prepared to work in Canada: