News Update: Canadian Orientation Abroad is proud to announce the launch of Planning for Canada, a new pre-arrival service for Economic and Family Class immigrants. Planning for Canada is delivered jointly with the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program.

Canadian Orientation Abroad

The Canadian Orientation Abroad (COA) program is an overseas orientation initiative funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in over 40 countries across the globe. COA is offered to visa-ready migrants to Canada, including refugees, economic immigrants, and family class immigrants. COA provides newcomers with relevant, accurate, consistent and timely information needed to make informed settlement decisions.

45%

Refugees

Government-assisted refugees and Privately-sponsored refugees attend a three-day session focused on resettlement.

30%

Economic Immigrants

Federal Skilled Workers and Provincial Nominees attend a one-day session focused on settlement and employment, as well as a personalized planning session.

15%

Family Class

Family Class immigrants attend a one-day session focused on settlement and employment, as well as a personalized planning session.

10%

Caregivers

Caregivers in the Philippines attend a one-day session focused on settlement and labour laws.

Since 1998, we have delivered sessions to

195785

As of September 2015

Participants

COA provides training to an average of 13,300 participants per year.

In 2014-2015, we provided sessions in…

20

Permanent Sites

38

Countries

48

Locations

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