January 28, 2022

Report: Canadian Health Personnel Attitudes Toward Refugee Claimants’ Entitlement to Health Care

The attitudes toward refugee claimants’ access to healthcare among Canadian health care personnel are influenced by multilevel factors, including institutional and societal culture. A research paper analyzed […]
December 10, 2021

BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar: Afghan Special Initiative

In this webinar hosted by the BC Refugee Hub on December 9, 2021, speakers Kathy Sherrell and Jennifer York provide details on the Afghan Special Initiative, with […]
November 26, 2021

CBSA: Refugee Claimants Arriving in Canada from the United States

If you have been directed back to the United States, you may now return to Canada at an official port of entry to resume your refugee […]
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 […]
October 6, 2021

BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar: Afghan Refugee Resettlement Update

In this webinar hosted by the BC Refugee Hub on September 29, 2021, speakers Kathy Sherrell, Jennifer York and Jean McRae provide details on the Resettlement Assistance […]
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 […]
September 17, 2021

Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors (Updated August 2021)

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program‘s (RSTP) Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors is available to download at the links below. The kit: Outlines the procedure that […]
September 16, 2021

IRCC: Find out what special measures for Afghanistan apply to you

On August 13, 2021, Canada announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada. The Government of Canada also put in place a […]
September 3, 2021

BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar: Canada’s Refugee Private Sponsorship Program

The BC Refugee Hub would like to invite you to join this webinar to learn about Canada’s private sponsorship program, updates on private sponsorship pathways, the role of […]
August 30, 2021

Measures for Processing of Files for Afghan Nationals

​The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is aware of and monitoring the rapid changes in the political and security situation in Afghanistan. The Board […]
August 29, 2021

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) – Afghanistan Crisis Information

August 20, 2021 – Update on the Afghanistan Crisis from the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) The government announced on August 13 an expanded resettlement program, […]
August 24, 2021

Supporting Afghan Nationals: How the Special Programs Work

The Government of Canada has announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada. This will be done through a special immigration program […]
August 16, 2021

IRCC: Canada and the Resettlement of Afghan Nationals

In light of the recent events in Afghanistan, the Government of Canada has issued two press releases regarding the resettlement of vulnerable Afghan nationals in Canada. […]
August 13, 2021

IRCC: Government of Canada Offers Refuge to Afghans who Assisted Canada

Many brave Afghans made incredible contributions to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan—often at great personal risk. While over 800 were able to resettle in Canada over the […]
August 6, 2021

Toolkit: Queer Refugee Claimant Hearings

Created by Ottawa-based Capital Rainbow Refuge, the Queer Refugee Hearings Program (QRHP) Toolkit aims to “assist individuals claiming refugee protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity […]
June 29, 2021

(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 […]
June 23, 2021

Government of Canada: Video – A Refugee’s Resettlement Journey to Canada

The Government of Canada has released a video in multiple languages on the refugee resettlement journey to Canada. Watch this video to find out what it’s […]
June 15, 2021

BC Newcomer Camp – Summer Camp Applications Now Open

BC NEWCOMER CAMP – Summer Camp 2021 – Applications now open! About the Summer Camp: The British Columbia Newcomer Camp Association (BC Newcomer Camp) is a Canadian […]