Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA)

Arrive Prepared

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) is an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada funded program that delivers no-cost pre-arrival services for job readiness and retention. The purpose of SOPA is to assist pre-arrival immigrants enhance their ability to integrate into the Ontario labour market.

The program was created to improve linkages between pre-arrival and post arrival services using ISANS suite of professional online tools. Immigrants have access to the various online tools before their departure to Canada to facilitate and accelerate economic integration.

Resources and courses include:
• One-on-one orientation
• Job search support
• Workplace culture training
• Referral to a wide range of post-arrival services upon entry to Canada

To learn more click here.


World Skills' News


Dear clients, volunteers, employers, partners and stakeholders; due to the special circumstances related to COVID-19, from March 17, 2020 and until further notice, our employment services are being offered remotely using e-mail, telephone, and other available technologies.

We have made an effort to transition all our services online which include: job search workshops, employer events, language courses, individualized employment counseling, intake and assessment of new clients, re-assessment of existing clients, pre-screening candidates for job opportunities, our resume clinic, among other services.

For group format, we're mostly using zoom and for one/one we're very open to whichever technology works for you.

If you're a newcomer job seeker who'd like to register as a World skills Client please click this link to book an appointment. Stakeholder who'd like to find out more, please connect with us via e-mail at

Your questions and requests will be dealt with by our solicitous staff.

Please stay safe and follow the advice of health officials.