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 […]
July 1, 2020

Toolkit – ISSofBC: Welcome to Our Homelands – A greeting from Canada’s First Peoples to newcomers

ISSofBC is very pleased to announce the formal launch of the Welcome to our Homelands in celebration of National Indigenous Day (June 21, 2020).   This […]
June 24, 2020

Report – ISSofBC: Needs Assessment – RAP Arrivals January 2019 to March 2020

Needs Assessment – RAP (Arrivals January 2019 to March 2020)   ISSofBC Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) staff surveyed 949 Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) arriving in the […]
June 24, 2020

Report – NRC: The World’s Most Neglected Displacement Crises

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. Every day, millions of children, women and men are trapped in forgotten […]
June 19, 2020

PIRS: Fresh Veggies for Newcomer Families

Earlier this year, PIRS embarked on a potential research project with the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) at KPU that looked into providing healthy food to newcomer […]
June 18, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees

Canada is helping people who face financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you live in Canada, even temporarily, there may be support for you. […]
June 15, 2020

Metropolis: The Economic and Social Impacts of COVID-19 on Newcomers to Canada

Chaired by Jack Jedwab, the Chair of the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network, the May 1st Metropolis online conference will consist of two feature sessions. The first will […]
June 15, 2020

Event – Vanier Institute of the Family: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family well-being in Canada

During the COVID-19 pandemic, families in Canada have either been very close together or very far apart, sharing space or only accessible to one another using […]
June 9, 2020

MOSAIC: Zoom Table Topics for Refugee Claimants – Every Wednesday!

Mosaic’s online Table Topics for refugee claimants will be hosting on Wednesday from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm from June 17th to July 29th, 2020. These online sessions will be […]
June 7, 2020

Refugee613/Réfugié613: Covid-19 Resource Database

Refugee 613 is an agile and innovative communications hub that informs, connects and inspires people to welcome refugees and build strong communities. The COVID-19 Community Information Exchange is intended […]
June 7, 2020

Toolkit: IRMHP- Support the Mental Health of Immigrants and Refugees: A toolkit

  Building capacity to support the mental health of immigrants and refugees: A toolkit for settlement, social and health service providers by the Immigrant and Refugee Mental […]
May 27, 2020

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // January – March 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 […]