Canada updates pre-arrival services to help newcomers settle during COVID-19
September 10, 2020
Canadian newcomer service provider organizations are now delivering Canada pre-arrival services and settlement and re-settlement services by phone, email or video to further assist newcomers to the country. Canada pre-arrival service provider organizations (SPOs) are also following local health authority guidance to make plans for safely reopen their offices.
Many SPOs are focusing on delivering critical services while offering non-critical services (like remote language training) by telephone, email or online.
Canada pre-arrival services can help you to
prepare for your move to Canada
get your education, work experience and credentials recognized in Canada
connect with employers to find a job
connect with free services after you arrive in Canada
You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.
Canada pre-arrival services SPOs help Canadian newcomers to:
look for a job
get a language assessment
register for language classes
find a place to live
fill out forms and applications
sign up your kids for school
learn about community services
You can use the IRCC’s Canada pre-arrival services search tool Find free newcomer services near you on its website to find Canada pre-arrival services nearest to where you intend to settle or have settled.
ISPOs providing Canada pre-arrival services
Below are some of the organizations that you can contact to help you with Canada pre-arrival, settlement or re-settlement services.