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Immigrating to Canada?
Arrive Prepared!

Do you want to find a job in Canada? Our free Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) courses can help!

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is providing this opportunity to help you arrive prepared for the Canadian workplace! If you are an immigrant who has been approved to come to Canada, register today! Learn more at arriveprepared.ca.

Email sopa@mosaicbc.org or call +1 778 591 9334.

The SOPA program is for you if:

  • You live outside Canada
  • You have received approval from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to immigrate to Canada. You must show that you have one of the following:
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • A letter notifying pickup of Canadian visa (visa for permanent residents only)
    • A medical notification/security notification letter
    • A Canadian visa
  • You have an English level (IELTS) 5.5 or higher
  • You have access to a computer and high speed Internet
No problem. Our Job Search Strategies course will teach you:

  • How to find out if your profession is regulated
  • How to create an effective resume for a Canadian employer
  • How to prepare for an interview
Congratulations! Our Professional Communication course will teach you:

  • What is culturally appropriate in the Canadian workplace
  • How to negotiate and give constructive feedback
  • How to work effectively with others

Facilitated Courses

Professional Communication: Learn culturally appropriate communication and behaviours in the Canadian workplace.

Working with Others: Learn practical communication skills that you can apply immediately in the Canadian workplace.

Job Search Strategies: Learn and practice the skills you need to be more competitive for positions in the Canadian labour market.

Self-Directed Courses

Canadian Workplace Integration: Learn communication styles, how to adapt, and the power dynamics in the Canadian workplace.

Working in Canada: Learn about the characteristics of the Canadian workplace and how to integrate effectively into your field of employment.

Hours & days of operation

Online service, so flexible hours to accommodate clients’ needs and time difference.

The soft skills courses can be completed in four weeks or less and job search strategies can be completed in six weeks or less depending on your pace.

Success Stories

Tuyen, Financial Services Representative from Iran

Luciano, Mechanical Engineer from Croatia

Meenakshi, Technical Recruiter, from India

Junchuan, Technical Support Engineer from China

Alisa, Business Trainer from Russia

Farhang, English Teacher from Iran

MOSAIC is offering this settlement online pre-arrival program in partnership with the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia for newcomers who plan on settling in British Columbia. 


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