May 3, 2021

IRCC: New Pathway to Permanent Residency for Over 90,000 Essential Temporary Workers and International Graduates

On April 14, 2021, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an innovative pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 […]
April 14, 2021

Canadian Refugee Law – Who is it Protecting?

It is an established legal principle that refugees present at or within Canada’s borders are entitled to basic protection under Canadian law. Where precisely these borders lie, however, is far […]
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 […]
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 18, 2021

MOSAIC: Vibrant in Vancouver

How do you spend your time? How can life feel more vibrant? MOSAIC, in partnership with VAST (Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture) and VCST (Victoria Coalition […]
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 […]
February 10, 2021

MAP-BC “In Focus” Lecture Series: A Bitter Pill

You are invited to attend ‘A Bitter Pill’ – MAP’s first public presentation in the IN FOCUS 2021 series! Date: Thursday March 4th Time: 7:00 pm […]
February 10, 2021

MOSAIC: Online Employment Workshop Series for Refugee Claimants

Join Mosaic for their online employment workshop for refugee claimants – February 17th! Workplace Culture and Integration: Starting Your New Job WHEN: Wednesday February 17th 10:30 […]
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 […]
January 21, 2021

MOSAIC: Online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants (Beginners) is back for 2021!   WHEN: Every Tuesday 11:00 am -12:00 pm January 5th – February 16th, […]
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 10, 2020

IRB – Practice notice: RPD and RAD processing for individuals applying under government of Canada public policies

On December 10, 2020 the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) released a practice notice on “RPD and RAD processing for individuals applying under government of Canada […]
December 9, 2020

IRCC announces opening date of special measures for refugee claimants working in health care during the pandemic

Today Minister Mendicino announced that on December 14 IRCC will begin accepting applications for permanent residence from refugee claimants who work in Canada’s health-care sector and […]
November 19, 2020

Training Webinar: Refugee/Asylum Claims – National and Local Updates from UNHCR Canada and Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB)

This BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar, delivered on November 17, 2020, covers national and local updates on refugee / asylum claim due to COVID-19, from UNHCR Canada […]
November 18, 2020

IRB Canada: Review of the implementation of the SOGIE Guideline

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has published a review of the way it is implementing Chairperson’s Guideline 9: Proceedings Before the IRB Involving Sexual Orientation and […]
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 […]
November 12, 2020

Kinbrace: Refugee Hearings During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Navigating the refugee claim process can be complex, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information and resources at the READY for My Refugee Hearing website will […]
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 […]
November 5, 2020

IRB: Notice on the Establishment of the Gender Related Task Force at the RPD

​The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Gender Related Task Force (GRTF) at the Refugee Protection Division […]
October 8, 2020

IRCC: Temporary replacement of a lost/stolen Refugee Protection Claimant Document 

Temporary replacement of a lost/stolen Refugee Protection Claimant Document  People in Canada whose Refugee Protection Claimant Document (RPCD) have been lost or stolen may request a […]