April 28, 2021

IRCC: Canada Expands Efforts to Welcome More Yazidi Refugees and Other Survivors of Daesh

Over the past few years, the Government of Canada has kept its commitment to help Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh start new lives in […]
March 3, 2021

Jumpstart Refugee Talent: New Employment Support Programming for Refugees & Refugee Claimants in Metro Vancouver

Jumpstart Refuge is proud to introduce their Refugee Talent Hub, a unique Employment Support program at their refugee-led Jumpstart Refugee Talent.  Refugee Talent Hub is a […]
February 13, 2021

NSMS: Career readiness workshop for refugees

Are you a Refugee or Refugee Claimant looking for a job? Or would you like to get a better job? This workshop, presented by Jumpstart Refugee […]
January 26, 2021

Airbnb.org – A New Non-Profit By Airbnb

As communities around the world grapple with the devastating impacts of natural disasters and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Airbnb announced the launch of Airbnb.org, an independent […]
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 9, 2020

Training Webinar: Employment Support and Mentoring for  Refugees and Refugee Claimants 

INVITATION TO REGISTER! Employment Support and Mentoring for Refugees and Refugee Claimants A refugee’s difficult journey doesn’t end when landing in Canada, and with the many systemic […]
September 10, 2020

Career Readiness Workshop for Refugees

Are you a REFUGEE or a REFUGEE CLAIMANT? Are you looking to find meaningful employment that aligns with your previous work experience and/or educational experience? Join […]
September 4, 2020

ISSofBC: Refugee-related application videos

ISSofBC has produced eight instructional videos on applications related to refugee claimants. These videos were created to guide refugees through the process of applying for a […]
August 17, 2020

ISSofBC – Reviving Hope and Home Program

Reviving Hope and Home – RHH is a flexible, individualized program for Government Assisted Refugee mothers to help them build connections and settle in Canada.  Government Assisted […]
August 14, 2020

New bursary program for refugees and asylum seekers! 

Vancouver Career College and CDI College are launching a bursary program for refugees and asylum seekers that covers up to $5,000 worth of tuition towards diploma or certificate programs […]
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 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 […]
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. […]
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 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

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 […]
April 13, 2020

ISSofBC GAR Bulletin – January 1 – March 31, 2020

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 […]
February 17, 2020

Law Foundation of BC – Legal Advocacy Programs

Law Foundation of BC – Legal Advocacy Programs The Law Foundation of British Columbia funds Legal Advocacy Programs across British Columbia for low-income immigrants, refugees and […]
February 4, 2020

Report – Stats Canada: The Long-term Economic Outcomes of Refugee Private Sponsorship

Summary: An important policy initiative implemented for the past 40 years in Canada, refugee private sponsorship has attracted international attention as Europe continues to grapple with […]