Our Partners

PrepCan is a free employment readiness online program funded by
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for Internationally
Trained Professionals who have been approved to immigrate to Canada and are still in their source country.


Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, BCCA-IN facilitates the economic and social integration of immigrants approved for entry into Canada.

The BCCA-IN program can support individuals before they arrive in Canada by helping to assess skills, find information about working and living in BC, and connect with employment services and supports. Together these services maximize the opportunity for success in Canada.

Next Stop Canada – Pre Arrival Settlement Services

Next Stop Canada (NSC) is a free pan Canada online, pre-arrival settlement service delivered by the YMCA of Greater Toronto and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This program offers youth (12+) and adult immigrants personalized information, one-on-one mentorship, and settlement resources to help individuals and families prepare for life in Canada. This includes information on employment, housing, education, health care, finance, transportation and much more. Furthermore, immigrants have access to a wealth of information delivered in various formats on the NSC platform. Such as webinars, videos, e-learning, stories, forums, and live-chat.


Active Engagement and Integration Project (AEIP) offers direct, face-to-face services at our overseas offices in China, South Korea and Taiwan. In addition, outreach services are delivered to clients in the USA and other countries in Southeast Asia (Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam).

With a vision to facilitate a smooth transition for individuals moving to Canada, AEIP provides FREE pre-departure guidance that connects immigrants to Canadian labour market and communities prior to their departure. Eligible clients include those selected to become Permanent Residents of Canada by IRCC or pending completion of medical security and criminal verifications.

The Pre-Arrival Center  is a service within Immigrant Centre that is available to immigrants and refugees who are destined for Manitoba.  We orient them so that they are prepared when they arrive in Manitoba.  With a team of highly qualified individuals, the PAC team provides information, resources, and guidance to newcomers to address the concerns they may have. We offer services in both official languages (English and French) as well as other languages.

Clients who access our services will arrive in Manitoba well prepared and informed with the knowledge they need to start their new life in Manitoba.   It will empower them to develop the confidence they need to settle and integrate with Canadian cultural expectations and they begin to lay the foundations of their permanent stay in Manitoba.




Service only available in French

FAST (Facilitating Access to Skilled Talent) is a set of free online services and resources preparing overseas skilled immigrants for the Canadian workplace.

This web-based program offers occupation-specific information and resources, mentorship, training on Canadian workplace culture and communications, and connections to employers.

Service only available in French



Service only available in French

A nationwide program that aims to help new immigrants before they arrive in Canada to prepare for a new life. In-TAC connects newcomers with employment opportunities by providing online workshops and in person counselling via digital platforms.


Skills for Change provides learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees to access and fully participate in the workplace and wider community.

The Trades Win Support Program assists internationally-trained tradespersons with resources to gain licensure and employment in Ontario. 


ACCES - Canadian Employment Connections - provides online services to assist and support internationally educated newcomers to secure commensurate employment in six sectors, specifically: Information Technology, Engineering, Sales and Marketing, Financial Services, Human Resources and Supply Chain. Program benefits include: Opportunities to virtually connect with employers looking to hire international talent, one-on-one coaching with Employment Consultants and access to self-directed online learning modules. Services are available in English only.

Housed at the University of Ottawa’s Refugee Hub, the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (SSP) aims to mitigate the challenges of a complex and technical private refugee sponsorship application process. To make this possible, the SSP trains and coordinates pro bono lawyers and law students across the country to support Canadians who are sponsoring refugees.

If you would like to learn more or are seeking assistance with refugee sponsorship, please contact refugeessp@uottawa.ca


Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) is an Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funded program that delivers free pre-arrival services for job readiness and retention.

Resources and courses are offered at no charge, these include: one-on-one orientation, job search support and workplace culture training, as well as referral to a wide range of post-arrival services upon entry to Canada.

The program is offered in: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador)


PASS helps pre-arrival Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) in their countries of residence who are planning immigration to Canada, offering supports and services designed to shorten the time that IENs spend from arrival in Canada to professional registration and employment. There is no cost to enroll in PASS, but IENs must have proof of graduation from a nursing school and a letter of immigration confirmation from the Government of Canada.
IENs participating in PASS have access to:

  • Individual case management for information and referrals for language, employment and settlement services upon arrival in Canada
  • Online courses providing nursing occupation-specific English language and communication training
  • Live information and orientation webinars providing an overview of the nursing registration process and the Canadian health care system
  • Live employment-related webinars equipping IENs for successful entry into the health care field
  • Mentorship connection with Canadian nurses


CanPrep is a national pre-arrival employment support program offered in both English and French. Program offers services like one-to-one case management, e-Learning resources (job search & Canadian work place culture), online mentoring, resume and cover letter review and employer connections through job board.

Planning for Canada Advisor-Education referrals for Ontario