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What is the O-Canada (Orientation-Canada) App?

O-Canada (Orientation-Canada) App is the United Nations Migration Agency’s digital tool for refugees selected for resettlement to Canada. It's a learning tool that provides relevant and accurate information. Refugees can learn about Canada and the support and services available to them, anytime, anywhere.

About this app

It aims to empower refugees to transition and become active members of Canadian society.

Since 1998, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been providing pre-departure orientation to selected refugees resettling to Canada through the Canadian Orientation Abroad (COA) program.

This tool will benefit refugees in circumstances where IOM is not able to provide in-person COA and will complement in-person COA.

The app reinforces IOM's cross-cutting theme of promoting safe and informed migration and provides relevant, accurate and targeted information to enhance the integration experience of refugees once in Canada.

Currently available in English, the app will later be available in other languages including French, Spanish, Arabic, Dari, Kiswahili, Somali, and Tigrinya.

The app is free to download, your privacy is ensured as the only information collected is a username, and you can access it offline.

To download the app, visit Pre Arrival Canada

Settlement Role Sponsored Refugee
Sponsorship Stage Plan & Prepare