November 15, 2022

ISSofBC GAR Bulletin – July 1 – September 30, 2022

ISSofBC GAR Bulletins: Learn more about the thousands of Government Assisted Refugees ISSofBC has welcomed in over 45 years of serving newcomers to BC. Statistics on […]
September 28, 2022

BC Refugee Hub Factsheet: Permanent Residence for Extended Family Members of Afghan Interpreters

The Government of Canada—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), have introduced a new pathway to permanent residency for extended family members of Afghan interpreters who immigrated under […]
September 8, 2022

ISSofBC – Afghan Special Bulletin

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the Afghan Special Initiative (ASI) and the first arrivals of Afghan refugees to BC on September 7th 2022, the […]
August 9, 2022

BC Refugee Hub Factsheet – Refugee arrival categories in Canada and what they mean

This factsheet developed by the BC Refugee Hub, provides information and resources on the arrival categories of refugees in Canada, as defined by the Canadian government. […]
May 16, 2022

Canada’s Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program

(Original Post Date: Aug 30, 2021 | Last Updated: May 16, 2022)   The following info-page is curated by the BC Refugee Hub with the most […]
December 9, 2021

Seeds of Change: Multilingual Food Factsheets – Best Before & Expiry Dates

Understanding food labels can be confusing and lead to food waste. Did you know that neither Best Before dates nor Expiry dates on food labels are about […]
October 13, 2021

ISSofBC Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) – Infosheet

This info-sheet shows the timeline and key activities undertaken by ISSofBC’s Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) that supports newcomer Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) within thee first two […]
September 26, 2021

BC-Specific Community Resources for Afghan Newcomers

The BC Refugee Hub, in partnership with BC4Afghans, have compiled a list of BC-specific community resources for Afghan newcomers. The resources listed in this document include: […]
September 25, 2021

BC-Specific Community Resources for Afghan Newcomers

ISSofBC’s BC Refugee Hub, in partnership with BC4Afghans, have compiled a list of BC-specific community resources for Afghan newcomers. The resources listed in this document include: […]
September 22, 2021

IRCC: COVID-19 Factsheets for Sponsored and Resettled Refugees (Multilingual)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has produced factsheets for sponsored and resettled refugees. The factsheets provide information on the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to […]
March 11, 2021

BC Refugee Hub – Refugee Claimant Bulletin // Oct – Dec 2020 & Annual Rollup

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 […]
December 16, 2020

Info-sheet: Applying for Permanent Residence for Refugee Claimants

The BC Refugee Hub has developed this one-pager info-sheet for refugee claimants who have been given a positive claim decision and can now apply for permanent […]
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 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

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 26, 2020

CCR Youth Network: Covid-19 Impacts on Newcomer & Refugee Youth

The CCR Youth Network has compiled a document explaining challenges newcomer youth face; promising practices that CCR members have implemented; and some suggestions to better address […]