Pre-Arrival Programs

Those invited for pre-arrival programs can access information on how to move to, live and work in Canada.

Use the buttons below to view pre-arrival programs by category.

Program Information:


Settlement Programs

Settlement Programs can help you get information on how to move to, live and work in Canada. They also provide information on finding accommodation and registering children in school.

General Employment Programs

General Employment Programs can help you prepare to find work in Canada. They can help you: search for and find employment, write your Canadian-style resume, learn about Canadian workplace culture, find a mentor with experience, and prepare to get your credentials recognized.

Industry-Specific Programs

Industry-Specific Employment Programs provide assistance and information specific to various industries. For example: You have been trained or educated in Nursing or Engineering. They can help you: search for and find employment specific to your industry, write your Canadian-style resume, learn about Canadian workplace culture, find a mentor with experience in your field, and prepare to get your credentials recognized in your trained field.

Use the buttons below to view pre-arrival programs by category.

3 Settlement Programs:

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  • Settlement
Next Stop Canada prepares you for immigration by providing you with meaningful personalized settlement information about Canada. Receive help to make informed decisions prior to your arrival.
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  • Settlement
Planning for Canada offers pre-arrival services that help skilled immigrants and their families integrate into the labour market and settle in communities across Canada.
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  • General Employment
  • Settlement
AEIP provides online and in-person settlement and employment support such as pre-departure orientation, themed workshops, FCR support, and post-landing connection in Canada.

3 General Employment Programs:

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  • General Employment
Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) provides general employment services for pre-arrival newcomers looking for job readiness, success, and retention in the Canadian job market.
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  • General Employment
Canada InfoNet provides general employment services, including individualized support by an employment counsellor and mentoring aimed at supporting newcomer employment goals.
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  • General Employment
  • Settlement
AEIP provides online and in-person settlement and employment support such as pre-departure orientation, themed workshops, FCR support, and post-landing connection in Canada.

5 Industry-Specific Employment Programs:

Important: Industry-specific pre-arrival programs have credential and experience requirements to register.

  • Industry-Specific Fields

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  • Specific Employment
The PASS Program helps nurses prepare for licensure and employment in Canada, offering information on the assessment process and the Canadian healthcare system.
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  • Specific Employment
Offering nationwide employment coaching services for business specialists as well as skilled immigrants looking to transition careers to the construction industry in Canada.
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  • Specific Employment
The BuildON program helps pre-arrival newcomers to prepare to work in the Skilled Trades, Engineering, and Construction sectors in the province of Ontario.
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  • Specific Employment
If you are an internationally educated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professional, this program prepares you for finding employment in the ICT sector.
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  • Specific Employment
Offering sector-specific employment services for professionals in the fields of: engineering, finance, leadership, human resources, sales and marketing, supply chain management and information about entrepreneurship in Canada.