Do I Qualify? You are eligible for FAST if you are:

  • Immigrants who have permanent resident status or have been approved in principle for PR status
  • Refugees, including Ukrainians
  • International students
  • Skilled Immigrants with a valid Work Permit
  • Canadian Citizens (including immigrants who have received their citizenship and are still on their career pathfinding journey)

How Will This Benefit Me?

  • FAST is 100% free
  • Validates that you are skilled in your sector and ready for work in Canada
  • Provides Canadian workplace culture learning, sector-specific information
    and assessments, and Indigenous history learning modules
  • Connection and networking events (available in select provinces)
  • Meet with potential employers (available through select streams)

Available FAST Streams The FAST program currently provides learning modules and
assessments in the following sectors:

  • Skilled Trades
    • Temporarily Unavailable – Curriculum Updates in Progress
  • Culinary Arts
  • Biotech & Life Sciences
  • Accounting & Finance
  • IT & Data Services
  • Seniors Care
    • Currently only available to residents of British Columbia
  • Prepare for Work in Canada
    • NEW Standalone Module

Unsure which sector fits your education and experience? Click here to find out more! 

How Does it Work? Complete the FAST program in 5 easy steps

Each step unlocks new opportunities and information that will
better prepare you for work in Canada!


Take our 2-3 minute survey to provide
us with your information.

Complete the FAST program modules

Finish your FAST competency and knowledge assessment
modules in one of the six sectors.

Receive your FAST Certificate of Completion
and Assessment Report (in applicable streams).

Get designated and participate in informational webinars and workshops Available in applicable streams

Access free industry-recognized designations
to boost your resume.

Get directed to further learning to advance your career!

Attend connection and networking events Available in select provinces

Register for group e-Mentoring, online networking
or connection events.

Get referred to local networking resources
in your area.

Connect with employers! Available through select streams

Gain free access to a simulated job interview tool.

Join job search services through a partner organization

Participant Testimonials

“Because of the FAST program, it is as if I have been here for years even though I just got into Canada.”

Jeremiah K.

“The FAST program is a fantastic way for skilled immigrants to gain a sense of validation in the skills that they already have. It is also a great platform to learn about the overall nuances in a Canadian job; from cultural understanding to professional conduct. I learnt a lot from this program and I would recommend it to anyone re-starting their careers here in Canada.”

Dibyangana (Dana) B.