SOPA team

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Dina Cherevko

Coordinator/Facilitator (Job Search Strategies)

As an immigrant herself, Dina understands the challenges many immigrants face. Dina has:

  • five years of facilitation and coaching experience helping immigrants and refugees integrate into Canadian Society
  • Equipped over 80 pre-arrived immigrants with the tools to successfully settle in Canada
  • A degree in Education and completed a Community Counselling Program

Soraya Etminan
Facilitator (Job Search Strategies)

Soraya loves assisting immigrants through the SOPA program as they prepare to arrive in beautiful British Columbia. She has:

  • 15 years of experience at MOSAIC working with immigrants in a variety of roles
  • Worked with over 500 immigrants throughout her career to help them integrate in Canada
  • A degree in general sciences and a certificate as a Career Development Practitioner and completed additional training in order to ensure each client receives the best possible support

Linda Ragoonanan
Facilitator (Job Search Strategies)

Linda immigrated to Canada over 20 years ago and is passionate about working with immigrants around the world. Linda:

  • Has seven years of experience working as an Employment Counsellor at MOSAIC
  • Successfully placed over 100 pharmacists, registered nurses, human resource managers, and doctors into their professions in Canada
  • Certified Career Development Practitioner

Sam Seo
Intake Worker

Sam has proudly been helping new immigrants settle down in British Columbia since 2011 and thrilled to be working with the SOPA team to connect immigrants with local services and networks. She has:

  • Three years of experience as a Program Assistant/Receptionist at an immigrant settlement and integration program
  • Worked with over 650 international students who want to improve their skills and find opportunities in BC
  • A degree in law and additional training to provide excellent client support

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