Pre-arrival services: Prepare to live in Canada

Pre-arrival organizations help you get information on how to move to, live and work in Canada.

Pre-arrival service organizations assess your needs and create a personalized plan to help you settle in Canada. They’ll connect you with any other pre-arrival services you need and with organizations for services you can get after you arrive in Canada.

Services to plan your move to Canada

You can contact the organizations listed below to get help about living in Canada.

Active Engagement and Integration Project

This project offers in-person services in China, and online services globally, such as:

  • general information about living in Canada
  • orientation to education, health care, housing and transportation in Canada
  • needs assessment
  • referrals to community services

Languages of service: English, French, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Planning for Canada

The program offers in-person services in India and the Philippines, as well as online services globally, including:

  • general information about living in Canada
  • orientation to education, health care, housing and transportation in Canada
  • needs assessment
  • referrals to community services

Languages of service: English, French and other local languages.

Next Stop Canada

This organization offers online services globally, including:

  • general information about living in Canada
  • orientation to education, health care, housing and transportation in Canada
  • needs assessment
  • referrals to community services
  • specialized programming for youth between 12 to 19 years old, such as connections to youth mentors

Languages of service: English, French, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Kurdish, Mandarin, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.

Services for Francophone communities and French-speaking newcomers

Connexions Francophones

This program offers in-person services in Morocco and online services globally. If you want to live in a Francophone community in Canada, they can help you with:

  • information and orientation
  • connections with Francophone local organizations
  • needs assessment
  • a personalized settlement plan with other links to in-Canada resources

Languages of service: French, English and Arabic.

Services for refugees

Canadian Orientation Abroad

This program offers specialized group orientation in local languages to refugees selected to resettle in Canada.

You can access support services on-site such as:

  • child-minding
  • translation
  • interpretation
  • transportation

Languages of service: English, French and Arabic.

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