You have received your pre-arrival letter.
Next step: Register with Planning for Canada!

Come to Canada Prepared.

If you have been approved as an economic or family class immigrant or an Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) candidate, Planning for Canada can help you plan for your move, settlement and employment in Canada. We offer free pre-arrival information and support!

Click here for program requirements and eligibility documents.

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Plan for Canada as soon as you receive your invitation to attend pre-arrival services

Each year, thousands of people are accepted as immigrants to Canada. By 2036, immigrants will represent 30% of Canada’s population, and they already account for almost 100% of labour force growth. There is much to learn about this vast, diverse and welcoming country. Despite doing your best to prepare for life and employment in Canada, you may still face many challenges and unknowns.

Get ahead by participating in our free IRCC-funded program.


Our Impact

Since 2007, Planning for Canada has helped more than 63,000 immigrants prepare for their life in Canada.


Clients felt they could better assess the challenges they may face when moving to and settling in Canada.

Clients said they understood better their job readiness and what needs to be done in their job search.

Clients expressed being motivated by our team to take initial steps regarding employment prior to their arrival.



Planning for Canada:
Your Ultimate Guide to a Smooth Transition!


How we can help you prepare pre-arrival

We can provide you with free pre-arrival services, accurate, up-to-date information and personalized advice about living and working in Canada. Our in-Canada settlement and employment advisors will offer you guidance, support and referrals based on your province, territory or city of destination and intended occupation.

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Training and Education

Our Pre-arrival services

Access our pre-arrival services online no matter where you live! 

In-person services are available in India and the Philippines.

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Get Oriented

Attend an Immigrant Workshop to learn about Canada, ask your questions, and connect with other immigrants.

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Build your Plan

Participate in a One-on-One session to build a Settlement Plan with help from a well-trained facilitator to help you prepare for personal and professional success.

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Get Connected

Connect with highly professional advisors located in Canada who will provide you with information and further connections tailored to your destination and intended occupation.

Our services are available from anywhere worldwide in the time zones convenient for you!

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A Door to Employment

Job-related training and short courses designed for internationally educated professionals at Canada’s post-secondary institutions can help you upgrade your existing skills, get you back into your field faster after arrival, or even develop a new career. Post-secondary education institutions — colleges, universities, institutes, polytechnics and CEGEPs — in Canada offer many high-quality training options, both pre- and post-arrival, to support your labour market integration. You can start some job-related training and short courses even before you arrive in Canada.

Learn about the immigration journeys of our former clients

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    Gurleen Kaur

    “Planning for Canada told us about the initial phase and challenges, and helped us set realistic employment and settlement goals. All at no cost.”

    Gurleen moved from India in 2020.

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    Jo Anne Ocampo

    “I arrived during the pandemic and was able to adapt quickly because of my pre-arrival preparation. I found a professional job in one month!”

    Jo Anne moved from the Philippines in 2020.

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    Rutu and Kevin

    “My husband and I attended the GO in Mumbai. The session helped us differentiate reality from myths and validated the information we had.”

    Rutu and Kevin moved from India in 2018.

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