Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP)
Immigration is vital to Canada's population growth and economic prosperity. Yet, while demand for their skills grows, many highly competent newcomers to Canada remain underemployed.
To address this problem, the Government of Canada funded the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) to develop and implement the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) which prepares newcomers for economic integration while still in their country of origin. Launched as a pilot project in 2007, CIIP is now a four-year program (2010-2014) that is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
CIIP provides free pre-departure orientation to Federal Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominees, their spouses and adult dependents, while they are still overseas during the final stages of the immigration process.
CIIP helps immigrants prepare for economic success by providing information, planning and online support through partners in Canada.
CIIP offices are located in China, India, Philippines and the United Kingdom and services are available in additional service delivery locations. Click here to get a complete list of CIIP service delivery locations.