April 18, 2024

Province of British Columbia – Expanding multi-language support, service for newcomers

Starting Monday, April 1, 2024, a new and expanded newcomer-services program will increase support for people to settle into their new communities, practise their English and […]
March 20, 2024

IRCC- Conflict in Sudan: Temporary immigration, passport and citizenship measures

A new pathway to permanent residency is now available for Sudanese nationals with Canadian family connections, aimed at those affected by the ongoing conflict in Sudan. […]
February 14, 2024

UNHCR Canada: UN Refugee Agency in Canada welcomes Joey Hanna as Head of Field Unit in Montreal

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canada is pleased to welcome Mr. Joey Hanna as Head of Montreal Field Unit. […]
January 10, 2024

IRCC Announcements: Immigration measures for people affected by Israel-Hamas conflict

On December 21, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced “Immigration measures to help people affected by the Israel–Hamas conflict”. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister […]
January 8, 2024

IRCC: Canada to launch humanitarian pathway for people affected by the conflict in Sudan

On December 28, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced a new humanitarian pathway for people affected by the conflict in Sudan. “The ongoing conflict in […]
September 5, 2023

Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies – Your Rights on Research

An Information Sheet for People Taking Part in Forced Migration Research Taking part in a research project gives you a chance to make your voice heard, […]
June 16, 2023

AMSSA B.C. Refugee Resource Network’s Seeking Refuge Bulletin – Register Today

AMSSA would like to invite you to register for the B.C Refugee Resource Network’s Seeking Refuge bulletin. The bulletin provides reliable and timely information, news, updates […]
June 15, 2023

AMSSA Factsheets: Diversity and Migration in BC and Canada

AMSSA has released three infographics pertaining to the census, diversity, and migration within B.C. and the rest of Canada. This release includes the following infographics: 2022 […]
May 16, 2023

Bulletin: Canada Welcomes over 30,000 Vulnerable Afghans

During the month of April, Canada reached a significant milestone welcoming over 30,000 vulnerable Afghans to Canada. “The safe and dignified resettlement of refugees globally has […]
April 5, 2023

CCR – Infographic: Front-end processes for refugee claimants

This infographic has been released by the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) in March 2023. Front-end processes for refugee claimants are rapidly changing as applications are […]
March 26, 2023

Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement

On March 24, 2023, Canada and the United States announced the expansion of the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) across the entire land border, including internal […]
March 11, 2023

IRCC – New pathway to permanent residence for Afghan extended family members of former language and cultural advisors

Ottawa, March 9, 2023 — The Government of Canada remains committed to resettling at least 40,000 vulnerable Afghans by the end of 2023, including the extended […]
March 9, 2023

BC-RRN & BC Refugee Hub – Pathways for Resettled Refugees, Refugee Claimants and Displaced Ukrainians

Developed by the BC Refugee Hub, in partnership with AMSSA’s BC Refugee Resource Network (BC-RRN), this tool summarizes the key similarities and differences between Canada’s humanitarian […]
December 21, 2022

IRB – Summary of key changes to the Immigration Appeal Division Rules

The new Immigration Appeal Division Rules, 2022,​ come into force on January 14, 2023. The new Rules, which replace the old Rules introduced in 2002, will modernize […]
November 10, 2022

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: 2022 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration

“The Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration is a requirement of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. It provides the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship […]
October 25, 2022

IRCC: Special program to sponsor Afghan refugees without refugee status from the UNHCR or a foreign state

Starting October 17, 2022, groups of five and community sponsors in Canada can sponsor Afghan refugees without having to submit a refugee status determination (RSD) document from the […]
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 4, 2022

Resettlement Plus: Information Sharing Portal

Resettlement Plus is a knowledge hub on pathways to refugee protection. A platform for sharing information about resettlement and other third country avenues to protection, Resettlement […]
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 […]