Deciding to move to a new country is perhaps one of the biggest decision you will make in your life. To help you make an informed decision and better prepare for your life in Canada, there are many free pre-arrival services offered online or in-person in your home country.

After you receive your permanent residency papers the pre-arrival services can help you:

  • Find a job in Canada
  • Learn about the free settlement services available after you arrive in Peel 
  • Understand life in Canada, including laws, rights, and responsibilities
  • Learn about English/French language skills and other skills for adapting to Canadian society
  • Access labour market information and make connections 

You can register for services from as many different service providers as you need, and at no charge.

ACCES - Canadian Employment Connections provides online services to help internationally educated newcomers find jobs in engineering, financial services, human resources, information technology, sales and marketing, and supply chain. Services available in English.

Active Engagement and Integration Program (AEIP) provides settlement and employment related orientation sessions to newcomers. AEIP's service centres are located in China, South Korea and Taiwan with outreach services in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, United States of America and Vietnam. In addition, online services are available on demand. AEIP services are available in English, French, Chinese and Korean.

Build ON helps prepare new immigrants to work in the skilled trades in Ontario, before arriving to Canada. 

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum helps newcomers prepare for apprenticeships and find work in skilled trades professions. Services are offered online in English and French.

Next Stop Canada provides two online services to newcomers. One for newcomers aged 16 years and older and a second for youth aged 12 to 19 years. You can get settlement information, register for orientation sessions and get connected to the community information and resources that can help you adapt to the new life in Canada. Services are offered in English and other languages. 

Planning for Canada provides pre-arrival orientation sessions to economic class and family class immigrants. They provide in-person and online services in English and French and are available worldwide. 

PrepCan provides online pre-arrival employment services to economic immigrants, their spouses and adult dependants before coming to Canada. You can get information on Canadian labour market, help with resume and interview skills, and job search. Services available in English only.

Pre-arrival Supports and Services (PASS) provides online supports and services to internationally educated nurses. Offers service in English only.

Food Processing Skills Canada offers skilled individuals in their home countries the tools and knowledge needed to work in the food and beverage industry. Services are offered online in English and French. provides pre-arrival webinars, resources and a personalized settlement plan to help you start preparing for your move to Canada.


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