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Colleges & Institutes of Canada Selected to Provide Pre-Arrival Services Canada
Published by admin May 30, 2019

Organizations will deliver settlement services to newcomers before they arrive in Canada.


Pre-arrival services canada play an important role in Canada’s immigration program. They provide information and support in settling which help them make informed decisions. A newcomer, including refugees, can make use of these services and make right decision about their new life in Canada before they arrive.

The most common question for a newcomer is; how to find a job. To help deliver these important services, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be providing funding of $18.4 million to Colleges and Institutes of Canada (CICan).

Pre-Arrival Services canada

These service providers will provide national-level information, orientation and onward referrals to economic and family-class pre-arrival clients.

CICan will offer online services and in-person services in India and the Philippines, including comprehensive services and specialized supports for specific immigration categories and client groups (such as youth and LGBTQ2S+).

Recent information about Pre-Arrival Services Canada

Recent funding announcement shows IRCC’s commitment towards helping newcomers so they settle in Canadian life easily. This is part of IRCC’s renewed pre-arrival services program.

Which will maximize the social integration of newcomers, set them up to contribute to the economy and help grow the middle class by:

  • directly connecting clients with the information and services they need through a streamlined, easy-to-navigate process
  • providing pre-arrival services to Franco phones through a collaborative partnership model
  • offering general, regional and occupation-specific employment services to boost job prospects
  • encouraging newcomers to apply for job license before they arrive, if needed
  • linking clients to federal and provincial settlement services in Canada
  • In-person services will be offered in China, India, and the Philippines, along with a pilot project for in-person Francophone services in Morocco.