Prepare for Work in Canada

Have you worked in your industry for two or more years? Have you been approved for immigration to Canada? If you answered “yes,” the FAST Program can help assess your skills, compare them to those needed in Canada, and identify any gaps in knowledge or skills you may have.

 

FAST will effectively prepare you to enter the Canadian job market in a number of occupations in three sectors: skilled trades; information technology and data services; and biotechnology and life sciences.

 

The FAST – Prepare for Work in Canada module helps internationally trained individuals like you prepare for work in your occupation or a related field in Canada – before you land.

 

Although you may have much of the knowledge and skills needed in your occupation, a better understanding of the Canadian workplace will enable you to be better prepared and help you adjust in a new work environment.

Eligibility Checklist
You are eligible for FAST if you

are not currently a resident or citizen of Canada

were selected to become a permanent resident and have received either of the following

  • an invitation letter/Planning for Canada brochure from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, or
  • a medical notification letter, or
  • a visa pick-up notification letter, or
  • a visa

are a convention refugee or protected person who has been selected for resettlement in Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

are able to communicate effectively at a Canadian workplace skill level

have two or more years of experience in the targeted trade or related occupation

The Prepare for Work in Canada module will provide you with basic information in starting your Canadian career. After you have completed the online lessons, exercises, and self-assessments, you will gain:

OCCUPATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

OCCUPATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

OCCUPATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

OCCUPATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN THE CANADIAN WORKPLACE

ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN THE CANADIAN WORKPLACE

  • Essential skills and understanding of the other requirements of the Canadian workplace;
  • Assessment and practical application of your essential skills to better meet Canadian standards;
  • Awareness of culture and communication in the Canadian workplace;
  • Demonstrating initiative and working in teams.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN THE CANADIAN WORKPLACE

  • Essential skills and understanding of the other requirements of the Canadian workplace;
  • Assessment and practical application of your essential skills to better meet Canadian standards;
  • Awareness of culture and communication in the Canadian workplace;
  • Demonstrating initiative and working in teams.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN THE CANADIAN WORKPLACE
SKILLS & EMPLOYMENT ASSESSMENT

SKILLS & EMPLOYMENT ASSESSMENT

  • Review and assessment of your skills to those needed in Canada for your occupation;
  • Understanding how to best find employment in your occupation in Canada.
SKILLS & EMPLOYMENT ASSESSMENT

SKILLS & EMPLOYMENT ASSESSMENT

  • Review and assessment of your skills to those needed in Canada for your occupation;
  • Understanding how to best find employment in your occupation in Canada.
ACCESS TO PRE-ARRIVAL SERVICES

ACCESS TO PRE-ARRIVAL SERVICES

  • Get access to other pre-arrival services that are available to skilled immigrants, which are delivered by our partners and other Canadian service providers.

ACCESS TO PRE-ARRIVAL SERVICES

  • Get access to other pre-arrival services that are available to skilled immigrants, which are delivered by our partners and other Canadian service providers.
ACCESS TO PRE-ARRIVAL SERVICES
FAST is a set of free online services and resources to help skilled immigrants prepare for the Canadian workplace, and to connect employers with experienced workers.
SKILLED IMMIGRANTS
Prepare for a Career in Canada
EMPLOYERS
Connect with a Skilled Immigrant Talent Pool