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- and post-arrival services and demonstrated the power of effective partnerships in preparing newcomers for success in Canada.
The workshop focused on Planning for Canada’s streamlined continuum of service and was delivered by representatives of Planning for Canada’s Ottawa team and pan-Canadian referral partners: George Brown College, COSTI Immigrant Services, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, and CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses.
Funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), CIIP delivers the joint pre-arrival initiative Planning for Canada with the Canadian Orientation Abroad (COA) Program. CIIP is managed by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan); COA is managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).