November 17, 2022

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: Work permit issuance for asylum claimants in Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada introduced a new temporary measure that will accelerate work permit issuance for asylum claimants in CanadaImmigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Under […]
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 […]
October 24, 2022

My Refugee Claim

My Refugee Claim is designed to inform, connect, and prepare each refugee claimant throughout their refugee claim journey. The printable Orientation Booklet is a navigation tool, […]
October 21, 2022

Statistics Canada – Report: Retention of government-assisted refugees in designated destinations: Recent trends and the role of destination characteristics

Refugees resettled in Canada as part of the Government-Assisted Refugees (GARs) Program are assigned to designated communities across the country. As the dispersion of refugees across […]
October 3, 2022

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB): Making an immigration appeal

New web content is now available to support individuals making an immigration appeal.  IRC is pleased to announce that new webpages to help individuals appeal an […]
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 26, 2022

Journal Article – UBC Counselling & ISSofBC: Settlement-Integrated Refugee Mental Health

This journal article published in Canadian Psychology on settlement integrated refugee mental health program. This was a pilot program funded generously by the Lando Foundation at ISSofBC. […]
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 18, 2022

BC CHARMS Refugee Claimant Navigation Website

MOSAIC and MAP BC are happy to announce that the BC CHARMS Refugee Claimant Navigation Website is now live and ready to use.  What is 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. […]
July 19, 2022

Legal Aid BC – Webinar: Refugee claimants and admissibility issues

In this session our speaker will review the refugee process from the importance of a Basis of Claim to Preparation for the Hearing. There will be […]
June 15, 2022

Arrival Advisor App for Newcomers

Arrival Advisor is a free mobile app that helps refugees and immigrants in British Columbia find information and services to plan their settlement journey. Designed alongside […]
June 14, 2022

Kinbrace – Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) Information Session

Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) Information Session on Wednesday August 31st, 2022, 1:00pm-03:00pm   This is a free online orientation session for refugee claimants to learn about […]
June 9, 2022

IRCC #WelcomeAfghans

The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan refugees in Canada as quickly and safely as possible. We developed several special […]
May 27, 2022

MAP celebrates World Refugee Day 2022 at Vancouver Public Library

Come celebrate World Refugee Day and the contributions of refugees in our communities. Please share with your clients to invite their families to attend this evening […]
May 27, 2022

Ready Tours for Farsi/Dari Speaking Refugee Claimants

The next Read Tours for Refugee Claimants is taking place on: Friday, June 10 (9:30-11:30AM PST)-Only for Farsi/Dari Speaking Refugee Claimants To refer a client or […]
May 25, 2022

MOSAIC – Food Safe Training for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC is offering a free Food Safe Training for Level 1 on June 1, 2022 from 9am – 5pm. Registration is required. To register email [email protected] […]
May 16, 2022

IRCC – Businesses offer jobs for Afghan newcomers

May 13, 2022—Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. Canada […]
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 […]
May 12, 2022

IRCC: Government of Canada expands settlement services for newcomers in the Prairies

May 12, 2022—Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan—Newcomers to Canada play a crucial role in our country’s future and our economic recovery from the pandemic. They enrich our communities, […]