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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.

Canadian Workplace Integration

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Course Description

Canadian Workplace Integration 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 in the Canadian workplace.

Course Objective

To provide information for immigrants interested in integrating into the Canadian workplace.

Method of Instruction

Self-directed study - Online

Course Topics

  • How to Adapt
  • Communication styles
  • Expanding Soft Skills
  • Cultural Communication
  • Working with Differences
  • Understanding Power Dynamics
  • Sensitive Workplace Norms

Time Required

10-20 hours

Technology Required

  • Latest version of one of the following browsers is recommended:
    • Firefox
    • Safari
    • Google Chrome
    • Internet Explorer
  • Email: Outlook Express / Outlook / browser based package, i.e. (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo)
  • Operating System: Windows XP or higher, Mac OS X or higher
  • Latest version of Java and Adobe Flash
  • Headset or Microphone and Speakers
  • PDF reader (such as Adobe Reader)
  • High speed internet access

Participant Criteria

Recommended Language Level: Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 5 or higher (Upper Intermediate) General/Academic IELTS – 5.5+ in all skill areas


Upon completion of the course, clients are asked to complete an online evaluation.



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