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Planning for Canada

Funded by the Government of Canada, Planning for Canada is a free pre-arrival service that will help you prepare for life in Canada. If you are an Economic or Family Class immigrant, register for your session now. Planning for Canada will provide you with information, resources, and contacts to help you succeed in your Canadian workplace and community.

What does Planning for Canada offer you?

  • Full-day session focused on what you need to know and where to find more information
  • Personalized planning session on your career and settlement goals
  • Connections to key Canadian organization for additional pre-arrival guidance and support
  • Access to specialized online information sessions

Planning for Canada is offered worldwide, in-person and online, in English and in French. Click register to see if you are eligible for this free service.

Participants Say

"It was an eye-opener for so many things and if someone would ask me whether it was useful? I would say 100% useful for immigrants to Canada."

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About Us

Planning for Canada is jointly delivered by the Canadian Orientation Abroad (COA) program and the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP). COA is a program of the International Organization for Migration and CIIP is a program of Colleges and Institutes Canada.

Canadian Orientation Abroad
Canadian Immigrant Integration Program

Both COA and CIIP are leaders in conducting pre-arrival services. COA has offered pre-arrival sessions to economic and family-class immigrants since 2001, and has served over 85,000 participants to-date. CIIP has offered pre-arrival services to economic immigrants since 2007, and has served over 30,000 participants to-date.

Contact Us

For questions on registration, please refer to the registration page. For questions regarding program operations or partnering with Planning for Canada, please contact