Planning for Canada presents at National Metropolis Conference

On March 18, Planning for Canada received a warm welcome at the National Metropolis Conference in Montreal – an annual forum for researchers, policy makers, representatives from community, and settlement organizations to share and exchange knowledge and experience in the field of immigration and settlement. The Planning for Canada presentation brought together practitioners of pre- …

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Planning for Canada Alumni Event

The Planning for Canada pre-arrival initiative held its first-ever event for Ontario alumni on February 28, 2017. Hosted by program partners George Brown College and COSTI Immigrant Services, this was a long-awaited opportunity to welcome program graduates to Canada in person, to re-engage them in the Planning for Canada continuum of services, and to encourage …

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Planning for Canada Turns One

The groundbreaking Planning for Canada pre-arrival initiative celebrated its first anniversary on December 1, 2016, culminating in a year filled with the exploration of innovative approaches to improve pre-arrival services, strengthening linkages with partners, and raising the profile of pre-arrival services across Canada and abroad. Funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), CIIP delivers …

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IRCC Minister, Nova Scotia Minister, and Ontario Minister Visit CICan Initiative in India

On November 7, 2016, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable John McCallum, Nova Scotia Minister of Immigration, the Honourable Lena Diab, and the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, the Honorouble Laura Albanese, welcomed ten soon-to-be newcomers to Canada at the High Commission of Canada in New Delhi, India. These ten immigrants …

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IRCC Minister visits Planning for Canada conference in Ottawa

On September 26 and 27, 2016, the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP), in coordination with the Canadian Orientation Abroad (COA), held a Consultative Conference for the Planning for Canada pre-arrival initiative. Partners from coast to coast, facilitators from both organizations from all over the world, and representatives from IRCC came together for the first time under …

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