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  • SOPA Courses

    SOPA Courses

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Arrive in Alberta Better Prepared & More Confident

Learn how to find a job in Alberta, understand Canadian workplace culture, and communicate effectively before you arrive through SOPA's (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) free online facilitated and self-guided courses.

Have a question? We can help!


To be eligible to take SOPA courses you must:

  • Be currently living outside of Canada.
  • Have IRCC approval to immigrate to Canada.
  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or higher.
  • Have access to a computer and high-speed internet.

Facilitated Courses

In the facilitated courses, actual facilitators will give you real-time feedback on your coursework. You will also have the opportunity to seek advice and ask questions on the course topics, the feedback you've received, settlement, the Canadian job search, and workplace culture.

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Self-directed Courses

Self-directed courses are designed for you to complete at your own pace. An online advisor is available to answer your questions.

  • Working in Canada

    Working in Canada

    Learn about your rights and responsibilities as an employee in Canada. Topics include workplace orientation, organizational culture, contracts, pay, taxes, and written and unwritten workplace rules. Read More
  • Canadian Workplace Integration

    Canadian Workplace Integration

    Learn how to adapt to and integrate into the Canadian workplace. Gain an understanding of communication styles and power dynamics, and develop your soft skills. Read More
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