January 14, 2021

Invitation to Register – Webinar: Refugee Research – National and Local Perspectives

Presented by the BC Refugee Hub, join this webinar session where presenters will share their research findings on a variety of topics concerning refugees in Canada. […]
December 28, 2020

What does an ethics of care mean for knowledge mobilization in migration contexts?

In this webinar, the Refugee Research Network (RRN) explored the ways in which an ethics of care can complement dominant procedural ethics approaches to research and […]
December 21, 2020

Remembering Refuge: Between Sanctuary and Solidarity – An Oral History

Remembering Refuge: Between Sanctuary and Solidarity is an oral history archive highlighting the stories of people from Haiti, El Salvador, and Guatemala, who crossed the Canada-US […]
December 15, 2020

Glossary of Terms – Refugees and Refugees Claimants in Canada

The following is a comprehensive list of common terms used in reference to refugees and refugee claimants in Canada. Asylum– The granting by a State of […]
December 14, 2020

Pandemic Borders – Examining the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

Are Canadians changing their attitude on migration due to COVID-19? Join openDemocracy to examine the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic raises for vulnerable residents and workers […]
December 7, 2020

Infographic: Safe Spaces – Youth with Refugee Experience and Their Parents Harnessing Resilience

New infographic project on refugee youth and their parents’ participation in a resilience-building workshop.  Objective: This study aims to create a space of open discussions for […]
November 18, 2020

IRB Canada: Review of the implementation of the SOGIE Guideline

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has published a review of the way it is implementing Chairperson’s Guideline 9: Proceedings Before the IRB Involving Sexual Orientation and […]
November 18, 2020

IRCC: 2020 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration

Message from the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada continues to be a safe and welcoming destination for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Immigrants enrich […]
November 16, 2020

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // April – June 2020

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled statistics for refugee claimant arrivals in British Columbia in the newest edition of the refugee claimant bulletin. Items featured in […]
November 13, 2020

CIIM: Comparing the German And Canadian Experiences of Resettling Refugees

Comparing the German And Canadian Experiences of Resettling Refugees – A 21st Century Response  The Canadian Institute of Identities and Migration has released the latest issues […]
November 5, 2020

IRB: Notice on the Establishment of the Gender Related Task Force at the RPD

​The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Gender Related Task Force (GRTF) at the Refugee Protection Division […]
October 2, 2020

New Pathway to Permanent Residency: Refugee claimants working in the health-care sector – Practical information

The following information is provided by The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR): Pandemic Health Care Workers Practical Information On 14 August 2020, the federal government announced […]
September 4, 2020

Refugee 613 – Multilingual Videos: Explains the Current Guidance on Wearing Masks

Refugee 613 has produced several multilingual videos to help ensure language is not a barrier to getting accurate, trustworthy information during COVID-19. Produced in collaboration with […]
July 26, 2020

Canadian Women’s Foundation: The Violence at Home Signal for Help – Video and Toolkit

There’s ample evidence that disaster situations can lead to a surge in gender-based violence. Public health directives on home isolation might increase danger and risk for people in […]
July 25, 2020

IRCC – COVID-19 Update: New public policy on biometrics collection

The Government of Canada has announced a new public policy on biometrics collection exemption for temporary residence applicants from within Canada (in effect until further notice). […]
July 20, 2020

(Updated) Free English Conversation Circles – A Comprehensive Listing

English Conversation Circles are a free resource for all refugees and newcomers to take advantage of to practice their English skills, make social connections and learn […]
July 17, 2020

COVID-19 update: IRCC resuming processing of online applications for visitor visas and eTAs

Ottawa, June 30, 2020 – As of July 1, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will once again process online applications for visitor visas (including transit visas) and electronic […]
July 3, 2020

IRB: Update from Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) expanded use of epost Connect

Following the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) recent notice on its expanded use of epost Connect, it is with regret that we need to […]
July 3, 2020

Report – ISSofBC: Journeys to Integration – Government Assisted Refugees in BC

This report focuses on the integration experiences of government-assisted refugees (GARs) who settled in British Columbia between January 2007 and December 2016. After briefly summarizing literature […]
July 3, 2020

AMSSA: Improving Service Delivery in BC

This edition of Migration Matters provides an overview of IRCC’s Service Delivery Improvement (SDI) funding stream and showcases projects in order to highlight current research, best […]