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Plan Your Job Search in Canada From Abroad

ACCES Employment provides support and resources to job seekers and entrepreneurs who have obtained legal status to work in Canada or have been approved to immigrate to Canada.

If you have already been approved to immigrate to Canada, our pre-arrival employment program, Canadian Employment Connections (CEC), can help you prepare for your job search while you are still in your country of origin. If you’d like to explore how you could use your business experience and education to start your own business in Canada, we are ready to support you with our Entrepreneurship Connections Pre-Arrival (ECP) program which can help you prepare to launch a successful business before arriving to Canada. If you are considering moving to Canada and require information about the immigration process, please visit the Government of Canada Immigration and Citizenship for more information

About Canadian Employment Connections:

The Canadian Employment Connections (CEC) program is a free pre-arrival employment program that offers virtual services to prepare internationally-trained professionals for the Canadian job market as they prepare to immigrate to Canada. 

The program assumes a sector-focused approach, examining in-demand jobs across six Canadian sectors and the skills required to land these roles. There are four main components to the program: job search tools; Canadian business communication training; sector information and trends; and employer connections. 

The program brings together ACCES Employment’s expertise and vast network of Canadian employers in the following sectors:

  • Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Supply Chain

Program Benefits:

  • Prepare for your job search from your country of residence even before your arrival in Canada
  • Build connections with ACCES Employment’s vast network of employers across Canada
  • Connect to potential job opportunities across Canada 
  • Receive employment support regardless of where you plan to land in Canada
  • Access to self-directed online learning modules to prepare for the Canadian workplace
  • Receive one-to-one coaching from an employment consultant experienced in your sector

You may be eligible for this program if you:

  • Have been approved for Canadian permanent residency and are currently living outside of Canada
  • Plan to arrive in Canada within the next 2 to 6 months 
  • Completed post-secondary education and at least 2 years of experience in one of the six sectors listed above
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are committed to completing an online training module of approximately 40 hours 

About Entrepreneurship Connections® Pre-Arrival 

Entrepreneurship Connections® Pre-Arrival (ECP) is a free program that helps you explore how you could use your experience and education to start your own business in Canada so you can decide if starting a business is the right decision for you. This program will provide you with multiple ways to explore entrepreneurship in Canada, including making connections with business experts and other potential entrepreneurs.

Program Benefits:

  • Prepare to launch a business from your country of residence even before your arrival in Canada
  • Build connections with other entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship support networks across Canada
  • Obtain self-employment readiness assessments
  • Access to self-directed online learning modules to prepare for starting a business in Canada
  • One-on-one business advising and support in developing a personalized action plan
  • Receive entrepreneurship training and supports regardless of where you plan to land in Canada
  • Receive targeted referrals to post-arrival entrepreneurship services to further aid launching your business in Canada

Program Eligibility:

You may be eligible for this program if you:

  • Have been approved for Canadian permanent residency and are currently living outside of Canada
  • Plan to arrive in Canada within the next 2 to 6 months 
  • Are fluent in English
  • Proficient computer skills and comfortable with online learning
  • Are committed to completing an online training before arriving in Canada

If you are interested in registering for Canadian Employment Connections or Entrepreneurship Connections Pre-Arrival programs, please fill out our Pre-Arrival Screening Questionnaire. An ACCES team member will contact you with more information about our online programs. 

For general inquiries about the Canadian Employment Connections or the Entrepreneurship Connections® Pre-Arrival (ECP) program, please click here to email a member of the team to learn more about registering for these pre-arrival programs.

Canadian Employment Connections and Entrepreneurship Connections® Pre-Arrival (ECP) is funded by the Government of Canada.