Attending Pre-Departure Orientations

Immigrants abroad can attend free pre-departure orientation services to prepare themselves for life in Canada. Pre-departure services are offered in different locations and have distinct service delivery models, ranging from general information to integrated support system that includes needs assessments and referrals.

Photo Credit: Canadian Immigrant Integration Program

Canadian Orientation Abroad (COA) 

Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey

Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP)  

China, India, Philippines, and United Kingdom

 Active Engagement and Integration Project (AEIP)

Beijing, South Korea, and Taiwan

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA)

Online pre-arrival program

India2Canada

Chandigarh India


Upcoming Events

Knitting Group for Newcomer Women (Abbotsford Community Services)

2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford

CCM Center, Crystal Mall second floor, 4533 Kingsborough St., Burnaby, BC V5H4V3

206-5838 Fraser Street, Vancouver
English Conversation Circles (Abbotsford Community Services)

2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford

300 - 8268 Granville Street, Vancouver
Medication Management (国语讲座) (S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Richmond Service Center)

220-7000 Minoru Blvd., Richmond
English Conversation Circle (Abbotsford Community Services)

2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford
Refugee figures at a glance

As of 2017, around the world there are 71.44 million persons of concern according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) statistics. 19.94 million of persons of concern are categorized as Refugees. Most of these refugees are in Asian and Africa.

Photo Gallery

Images of CANN services provided to new immigrants, including government-assisted and privately-sponsored refugees, at Vancouver International Airport.

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Contact

P.O. Box 32373, YVR Domestic Terminal R.P.O.
(3880 Grant McConachie Way)
Richmond V7B 1W2 Canada
Phone: 604-270-0077
Fax: 604-279-0091

Hours of operation:

Office: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, except statutory holiday
Kiosk: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday - Sunday, except statutory holiday

*Closing time may vary and is based on arrival trends

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