Planning For Canada | Group Orientation (GO)

Group Orientation (GO)

What is the Group Orientation (GO)?

The Group Orientation (GO) is a full day session delivered face-to-face or online that presents all aspects of living and working in Canada. The GO session covers a variety of topics including:

  • Discovering Canada: geography, population, diversity, economy, labour market
  • Living in Canada: housing, health, education, transportation,
    weather, finances
  • Working in Canada: licensure, credentials recognition, job search strategies
  • Becoming Canadian: cultural norms, rights and freedoms, permanent residency, citizenship

How does the GO prepare me for my new life in Canada?

The GO session provides you with realistic expectations about living and working in Canada before landing. By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  1. Define strategies to overcome potential challenges to life and work in Canada
  2. Identify destinations in Canada best suited to your career and family needs
  3. Describe strategies to successfully obtain employment in Canada in your field or in a related field
  4. Identify tools and resources that meet your specific needs in order to get ready for Canada
Where can I attend the GO?

The GO is offered all around the world; either in-person or online.

Am I eligible to attend?

The GO session is open to all Economic and Family Class immigrants to Canada who:

  • Have received approval from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to immigrate to Canada
  • Live outside Canada (that is, who have not yet landed in Canada)

Please visit our Registration page for a list of documents you will need to provide in order to confirm your eligibility to access our Planning for Canada services.

How much does it cost?

It is free of charge.  The cost for attending a GO and MAP sessions simply requires an investment of your time. The Government of Canada covers cost for all eligible individuals who wish to access our Planning for Canada services.