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1. Browse the pre-arrival programs available to you below.
2. Click 'More Information' to see more information about the program.
3. When you are finished, click the 'continue to registration' button.

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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Settlement & General Employment

Program Summary:


Canada InfoNet helps you plan, learn and connect to gain the knowledge, skills and network needed to succeed in the Canadian work environment. We offer individualized support by employment specialists, Canadian style resume service, soft-skills sessions, and industry and province-specific mentoring.

You want to:


  • Find employment in Canada
  • Identify the right job opportunities
  • Get advice on your career, including alternative career paths

They offer you:


  • One-on-one support from an employment specialist in Canada for career planning, licensure pathways and job search strategies
  • Industry geared webinars and employment information sessions
  • Online learning content on relevant employment-related topics
  • Sessions on essential soft skills like business communication and customer service for Canadian workplaces
  • Help building your Canadian style resume
  • Connection to industry and province-specific Canadian mentors, employers and relevant services in Canada

Services delivered:


  • Online services globally

Language of Service:


  • English
  • French

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Planning for Canada offers pre-arrival services to approved economic and family-class immigrants to help them integrate into the job market and settle smoothly in communities across Canada.
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SETTLEMENT

Program Summary:


Arrive with confidence! Planning for Canada (PfC) helps immigrants prepare for their move, settlement, and employment in Canada. PfC offers FREE orientation sessions and personalized advice virtually worldwide and in person in India and the Philippines. Our live, interactive, and personalized services provide the information you need to better prepare for life and employment in Canada.

You want to:


  • Attend an in-person session in India or the Philippines, or live online
  • Clarify your expectations, make informed decisions, and start networking
  • Engage directly with advisors to help you plan your next steps
  • Get targeted connections to put your plan into action

They offer you:


A comprehensive program offered in three steps:
  1. Group Orientation: A one-day or two-half-day group orientation session where you will get the information you need on all key elements of living and working in Canada and start networking.
  2. Personalized Planning Session: A one-hour session, where you can address your questions and concerns live and directly with one facilitator and create your own action plan
  3. Connections: Engage with committed in-Canada advisors in your province of destination to put your plan into action. Get the additional support and local connections you need based on your priorities and occupation before departure.

Services delivered:


  • Online live services globally
  • In person in the Philippines and India

Language of service:


  • English
  • French
  • Additional local languages may be available on demand

Watch a video from Planning for Canada

Planning for Canada offers pre-arrival services to approved economic and family-class immigrants to help them integrate into the job market and settle smoothly in communities across Canada.
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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Industry-Specific Employment

Program Summary:

The PASS Program helps nurses prepare for licensure and employment in Canada, offering case management, information on the assessment process, orientation webinars on the Canadian healthcare system, employment supports and access to nurse mentors.

You want to work in the fields of:


  • Nursing
  • Healthcare

They offer you:


  • Indivisual case management and tips on getting through the nursing assessment process
  • Resume/cover letter assistance, including help applying for non-licensed jobs or volunteer opportunities while meeting nursing licensure requirements
  • Diverse information and orientation webinars about nursing labour market demographics and the Canadian health care system
  • Online English language nursing language and communication training
  • Referrals for language, employment and settlement services to prepare for your arrival in Canada
  • Networking opportunities and engagement with mentors through the Canadian Nurses Association

Services delivered:


  • Online services globally

Language of Service:


  • English

Eligibility Checker

You MUST be an Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN) to apply for the PASS Program. If you are looking to obtain healthcare-related employment information, we recommend applying for a General Employment Program for further assistance.
To apply for the PASS program, you will need to upload your proof of Immigration Status and proof of your nursing education.
You MUST have documentation of education in order to apply for the PASS Program. You MUST have immigration status documentation to upload to your registration. This applies to all pre-arrival program registration.

Eligible.


Based on the information you provided, you are eligible to apply for the PASS Program.

You can also apply for other pre-arrival programs such as a settlement program.

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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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Settlement & General Employment

Program Summary:


SOPA provides customized employment support to help newcomers find and retain employment in Canada. We engage a network of six settlement agencies across the country to deliver local training to prepare immigrants for successful integration into the Canadian labour market.

You want to:


  • Find employment in Canada
  • Learn where to look for jobs in Canada

They offer you:


  • Develop job search strategies to help you find employment
  • Dedicated employment specialist located in your province of landing
  • Up-to-date labour market information and connections to relevant resources in Canada
  • Understand the nuances of Canadian workplace cultures
  • Learn about how to communicate in Canadian workplaces strategically
  • Build your professional network and connections with other professionals and employers
  • Employment support e-Learnings
  • Industry-geared webinars and information sessions
  • Connection to Canadian community organizations for post-arrival support

Services delivered:


  • Online services globally

Language of Service:


  • English

Watch a video from Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) - ISANS

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.
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Industry-Specific Employment

Program Summary:


ACCES Employment offers pre-arrival employment and entrepreneurship services for immigrants who have been approved to land in Canada. These services use a combination of e-learning opportunities, group webinars and individual one-on-one coaching to help you.

You want to work in the fields of:


  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

They offer you:


  • Explore where you might want to settle in Canada
  • Understand the nuances of Canadian workplace cultures
  • Develop sector-specific job search strategies to help you find employment
  • Learn about how to strategically communicate in Canadian workplaces
  • Build your professional network and connections with other professionals and employers
  • Secure employment in Canada either prior to landing or soon thereafter
  • Understand what it means to start a business or be self-employed in Canada

Services delivered:


  • Online services globally

Language of Service:


  • English

Watch a video from ACCES Employment: Canadian Employment Connections and Entrepreneurship Connections Pre-Arrival (CEC-ECP)

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

Program Summary:

Next Stop Canada offers personalized settlement plans, general information about Canada, orientation to education, health care, housing, transportation, and more. Access webinars, live chat, mentors, informational videos, and forums. Receive a needs assessment, referrals to community services and specialized programming for both adults and youths.

You want to:


  • Learn about life in Canada
  • Be connected to pre and post arrival resources
  • Access settlement support and mentorship

They offer you:


  • One-on-one support from settlement specialists
  • In-depth information about life in Canada
  • Referrals to newcomer services nationwide
  • Online mentoring and community connections
  • Personalized settlement plans
  • Weekly live webinars
  • Informational videos
  • Mentors Forum
  • Adult and youth-specific resources

Services delivered:


  • Online services globally

Language of service:


  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Cantonese
  • Farsi
  • Hindi
  • Kurdish
  • Mandarin
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu

Watch a video from Next Stop Canada - YMCA of Greater Toronto

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.
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Settlement & General Employment

Program Summary:

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. Services are offered in-person in China (Beijing and Guangzhou) as well as online to clients located worldwide.

You want to:


  • Receieve information about life in Canada
  • Receive support regarding finding work in Canada

They offer you:


  • 1-1 or group support to assist in your transition to life in Canada
  • Personalized assessments and plans to receive the most up-to-date pre and post landing support
  • Access the latest workshops and resources for a faster and more effective transition to your new community
  • Employment and community connection to help you understand the local labour market and newcomer support
  • Connection to Canadian community organizations for post arrival support

Services delivered:


  • Online services globally
  • In-person services in China

Language of Service:


  • English
  • French
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Farsi (Persian)
  • Tagalog
  • Arabic
  • Korean

Watch a video from Active Engagement and Integration Project (AEIP) - S.U.C.C.E.S.

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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Industry-Specific Employment

Program Summary:


Internationally educated professionals, looking to further their career in information and communications technology can access a variety of services offered by GO Talent that strengthen and validate their skills, preparing them for successful integration into the Canadian digital economy

You want to work in the field of:


  • Information and technology sector

They offer you:


  • Assistance with preparing your resume and cover letter for the Canadian job market. 
  • A job board, with information and communications technology (ICT) job opportunities listed by our employer partners.
  • The Information Technology Professional (ITP) designation, which validates skills, language profile, international work experience and education for Canadian employers. 
  • Webinars, online career fairs, and other career-related events. 

Services delivered:


  • Online services globally

Language of Service:


  • English
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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INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC EMPLOYMENT

Program Summary:


Helping you prepare to work in the Skilled Trades, Engineering, and Construction sectors in Ontario before you arrive!

They offer you:


  • Explore where you might want to settle in Canada
  • Understand the nuances of Canadian workplace cultures
  • Develop sector-specific job search strategies to help find employment
  • Learn about how to strategically communicate in Canadian workplaces
  • Build your professional network and connections with other professionals and employers
  • Secure employment in Canada either prior to landing or soon thereafter
  • Understand what it means to start a business or be self-employed in Canada

You want to work in the fields of:


  • Any skilled trades
  • Any engineering/technology/technician or related
  • Any construction or related professions, such as:
  • Human resourse
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Business
  • Data Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surverying
  • Land Surverying
  • Information Tehcnology (IT)
  • Health & Safety
  • Architecture
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Supply Chain
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Editing/Writing
*Programs only for those settling in the Province of Ontario

Language of Service:


  • English

Services delivered:


  • Online services globally

Important update on this program:

You must be arriving in Canada within a minimum timeframe of 2 months to apply for this program.

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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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Industry-Specific Employment

Program Summary:


Offering Canada-wide employment advice, connections and job leads for the CONSTRUCTION industry. All professions supported: skilled trades, architects, engineers, H&S, project managers, quantity surveyors, business specialists (administration, IT, sales/marketing, HR, accounting). We help you BUILD your construction career faster!

You want to work in the fields of:


  • Tradespeople
  • Engineers (in any discipline)
  • Architects
  • Technicians
  • Technologists
  • Estimators
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Construction Project Managers
  • Health and Safety Consultants

They offer you:


  • Skills assessment
  • Job leads
  • Accreditation advice
  • Settlement services referrals
  • One-on-one employment coaching for newcomers looking to transition careers to the construction industry in Canada

Services delivered:


  • Online services globally

Language of Service:


  • Full employment support services in English
  • Limited French language supports available upon request

Watch a video from Construction Careers in Canada - Integrating Newcomers (BCCA)