Planning for Canada

Pre-arrival Services – Settlement

Planning for Canada provides resources and support to prepare for your move to Canada. Services are personalized based on your needs.

Our Canada pre-arrival services are for individuals currently living outside Canada but planning to move soon. See full eligibility details below.

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To join this program, you must be currently living outside Canada and have:

  • applied for immigration to Canada as a principal applicant, spouse or adult dependant and have one of the following:
  • a passport request letter with permanent resident visa issuance
  • a permanent resident visa pick up notification letter

  • an IRCC invitation to get pre-arrival services
  • an IRCC request that an applicant for permanent residence complete a medical examination
  • an Offer of Employment to a Foreign National (Atlantic Immigration Pilot)

  • a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) letter/document
  • a Single Entry Permanent Resident Visa

Program Description

Planning for Canada helps you prepare for your move, settlement, and employment in Canada. These Canada pre-arrival services are available before you arrive.

First, apply and do the first two steps through the national Planning for Canada program:

  • Step 1: Attend a Group Orientation session. You will get important information on living and working in Canada.
  • Step 2: Get your Personalized Planning Session. You will discuss your main settlement and employment needs with a counsellor. They will create your personalized action plan, then will refer you to a MOSAIC Advisor.

MOSAIC Support

Your MOSAIC advisor will provide the local support and resources you need before arriving in BC.

If you are looking for pre-arrival employment help, please click here for our other program.

Available at these locations


200- 7134 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC V3W 5A3


I feel very happy about this program, this program is a boon to immigrants as it not only guides them through their next steps into a new country but also it gives good confidence in moving ahead.

Planning for Canada helped us in many ways, They helped us in building our resume, cover letters, Job hunting, preparing for interviews, rental search, travel planning and especially they made us come with a mind free of worries. I would like to thank especially our advisor who was always there whenever we needed any help. Because of this program, we could easily settle down here as we were well prepared.

I found the program very beneficial for the new immigrants. It gives you the right resources and positive approach to face the challenges with immigration.

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This program is supported by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)

Contact Information

778-591-9334 ext. 116

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