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.

Pre-arrival Services

This project is funded by IRCC and offers services such as:

  • Employment Services
  • Family and Youth Services
  • Settlement information
  • Information on life in Canada
  • Connections with Mentors

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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:

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:

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

Next Stop Canada

This organization offers online services globally, including:

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:

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:

Languages of service: English, French, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chittagonian Bengali, Dari, Farsi, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kiswahili, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Urdu.

Services and information from the provinces and territories

Many provinces and territories offer newcomers pre-arrival and in-Canada settlement services. They also have information about their communities and guides to help you adjust to local life.

Learn about our provinces and territories and their pre-arrival services.

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