Watch our director, Holly Skelton, share key details about our globally-accessible services and how we can assist you.
Planning for Canada will help you prepare for your move, settlement and employment in Canada through a three-step program:
You are eligible for Planning for Canada if you have applied for immigration to any part of Canada (all provinces and territories) as a principal applicant, spouse or adult dependant and have received at least one of the following documents:
You must submit one of these documents during registration as proof of eligibility.
Sessions are offered in person in cities across India (New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai and Hyderabad) and the Philippines (Manila, Cebu and in other cities depending on demand), and online anywhere in the world through our Online Global Team. All sessions, whether in-person or online, are delivered in real-time. The only requirements to access online sessions are a strong Internet connection and an Internet enabled device.
However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Planning for Canada has moved all in-person sessions to online until further notice.
Please fill out the online registration form.
During registration, you will be prompted to select a Group Orientation (GO) session, as well as a Personalized Planning Session (PPS), from a list of possible options and dates. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email confirming the date of your chosen sessions. We will contact you closer to the session dates with a reminder and with details on how to access the GO and PPS.
The Group Orientation, or GO for short, presents an overview of all aspects of living and working in Canada. The GO helps you set realistic expectations and provides accurate information to prepare you for a successful economic and social integration in Canada.
The in-person GO lasts 7 hours while the online version has two options:
All versions of the GO cover the same content, just in varying amount of detail.
The GO will help you define strategies to:
The online GO is delivered using a virtual delivery platform. The only requirements to access online sessions are a strong Internet connection and an Internet enabled device. Planning for Canada facilitators deliver the curriculum in real-time to a virtual room of participants. You will have the opportunity to interact with one another using the chat function. This interaction further enhances your learning and the networking potential of the session.
Our team will contact you after registration and provide you with further instructions for joining the session closer to the GO date.
After the GO, each client takes part in an individualized one-on-one session with a Planning for Canada facilitator. The PPS is a 60-minute session in which you work with a facilitator to develop a personalized Action Plan (AP) tailored to your specific settlement and employment needs and intended destination in Canada.
During the PPS, you will be connected to expert in-Canada advisors based on your destination of choice and professional career goals. These advisors provide free pre-arrival guidance to help you research and implement aspects of your Action Plan (AP). In addition to answering specific questions and offering additional support, they can connect you with other post-arrival organizations in your city/town of destination.
Planning for Canada’s in-Canada advisors will:
A PfC regional office representative will contact you within five to ten days of your session dates to confirm the details of your Group Orientation (GO) session and Personalized Planning Session (PPS).
After registration, you should have received an email confirming your registration, a PfC client number and an email address to contact the PfC regional office assigned to your file for further enquiries. Please directly contact the regional office should you have any questions about your sessions.
Temporary foreign workers and international students are not eligible for Planning for Canada. Our pre-arrival services are available to all economic and family class immigrants selected by the Government of Canada, including all provinces and territories, and who will be arriving as permanent residents.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot program applicants are also eligible for Planning for Canada services.
If you have not landed in Canada and have received a completed job offer from a designated employer in one of the Atlantic provinces, you are eligible for our pre-arrival services. To register for Planning for Canada under the AIP program, please consult the following link.
During registration, you will be asked to select an upcoming Group Orientation (GO) session and a Personalized Planning Session (PPS). At the end of the PPS, which takes place after the GO, you, your spouse and your adult dependent will receive individual Action Plans (AP). The AP is the settlement plan that you will need to send to your employer as proof that you and your family’s settlement needs have been assessed.