July 25, 2020

RSTP: The latest news on Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement Programs

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) provides training and support to Canadian refugee sponsorship groups, Sponsorship Agreement Holders and sponsored refugees. The latest RSTP Bulletin has […]
July 25, 2020

CCR Media Release: Organizations welcome Court ruling on Safe Third Country

22 July 2020 Organizations welcome Federal Court decision confirming that sending refugee claimants back to the U.S. breaks Canadian law The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), […]
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 15, 2020

Event – MOSAIC and Inasmuch: Online Career Workshops

MOSAIC and Inasmuch have two upcoming online workshops regarding career development Getting the Job: The Best Answers to Top Interview Questions Wednesday, July 22nd  from 10:30 am […]
July 14, 2020

Immigration Division: Practice Notice on the resumption of in-person hearings

​​​The purpose of this Practice Notice is to communicate the Immigration Division’s (ID) intention to resume in-person hearings on September 14, 2020. It also serves to […]
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

IRB: Business resumption measures related to COVID-19

As of June 15, 2020, the Vancouver office of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) resumed mail and registry support functions critical for the […]
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 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 10, 2020

The Refugee Claimant Giving Group: Support Refugees Across Vancouver

With all that is happening in the world, many refugee families are forced to seek refuge in Vancouver and across Canada to escape violence, persecution, prejudice, […]
June 3, 2020

MOSAIC – Refugee Claimant Needs Assessment Survey

MOSAIC’s Refugee Settlement and Integration Program is currently facilitating a full needs assessment for refugee claimants to gain a deeper understanding into the evolving challenges refugee claimants […]
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 21, 2020

Government of Canada: COVID-19 financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees

The Government of Canada has created this resource page on COVID-19 financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees. Canada is helping people who face financial […]
May 20, 2020

Options Workshop: Humanitarian and Compassionate H&C Application

Options is offering a free workshop on the H&C Application process: Learn about: what are humanitarian grounds? gathering evidence application process Speaker: Marina L. Sedai, Lawyer […]
May 20, 2020

NSMS: Workplace Culture and Language Training

The North Shore Multicultural Society is offering Workplace Culture and Language Training. Beginner Level:  Would you like to speak English more confidently? Register now for this […]
May 19, 2020

Options: Employment Skill Building Program for Refugee Claimants

In this series of sessions, refugee claimants will learn how to create a resume, workplace and personal development, identify strengths and transferrable skills, conflict resolution, time […]
May 4, 2020

Rainbow Refugee – Resources and Support during COVID-19

Group Support Virtual Drop ins –Information and support for LGBTQI refugee claimants & newcomers in BC. Stand-by interpretation in Farsi, Arabic, Spanish & Bahasa Indonesian is usually […]
April 30, 2020

AMSSA Webinar: Medical Services Program (MSP) Coverage During COVID-19 for BC’s Temporary Residents

Description As part of the BC Provincial Government’s Action Plan on COVID-19, temporary health care coverage was introduced for those affected by the pandemic. Many of the temporary measures […]
April 30, 2020

VAST – Getting Through It (Online)

Getting Through IT (Refugee Claimant Support) offered by VAST Weekly psychosocial support group for refugees who are working through their refugee claim. Provides an integrated approach […]