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 […]
September 8, 2022

ISSofBC – New Perspectives Series – Indigenous views on immigration to Turtle Island

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, ISSofBC, in partnership with the Ismaili Centre, Vancouver, has created the New Perspectives series that will feature three public events held […]
August 18, 2022

IOM – World Migration Report: Toolkits

The World Migration Report is a global reference report used by officials, media, researchers and students throughout the world. Given the report’s relevance in education and […]
August 9, 2022

BC Refugee Hub Factsheet – Refugee arrival categories in Canada and what they mean

This factsheet developed by the BC Refugee Hub, provides information and resources on the arrival categories of refugees in Canada, as defined by the Canadian government. […]
July 19, 2022

IRCC: School programs help Afghan children thrive in Canada

Since Aug. 2021, Canada has welcomed 3,800 school-aged Afghan children. As the school year ends, the IRCC has announced that settlement service workers across the country […]
June 13, 2022

Metropolis – World Refugee Day Webinar

Responding to the Afghan Refugee Crisis I the United States and Canada – a free webinar hosted by Metropolis Conference. Date: June 20, 2022 Time: 8am […]
June 9, 2022

IRCC #WelcomeAfghans

The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan refugees in Canada as quickly and safely as possible. We developed several special […]
June 7, 2022

IRCC – Expanding refugee access to third-country solutions: International leaders launch the Global Task Force on Refugee Labour Mobility

Across the globe, millions of people are displaced and in need of safety and protection. Only about 1% of refugees have access to resettlement each year, […]
May 16, 2022

Canada’s Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program

(Original Post Date: Aug 30, 2021 | Last Updated: May 16, 2022)   The following info-page is curated by the BC Refugee Hub with the most […]
May 12, 2022

IRCC: Government of Canada expands settlement services for newcomers in the Prairies

May 12, 2022—Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan—Newcomers to Canada play a crucial role in our country’s future and our economic recovery from the pandemic. They enrich our communities, […]
March 31, 2022

Government of Canada: Canada expands settlement support for Ukrainians coming to Canada

Quick facts Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has received over 80,000 CUAET applications. Key figures are updated weekly. As of early April, the Canadian Red […]
March 28, 2022

Ukrainian Crisis: Women Survivors Resource Network Monthly Speaker Series

This speaker series is presented by a community of refugee and immigrant women from regions of armed conflict who have come together, in partnership with VAST, […]
March 24, 2022

INVITATION TO REGISTER – BC Refugee Hub Webinar – Displaced Ukrainians to BC: What we know

Hosted by ISSofBC’s BC Refugee Hub, this webinar aims to provide attendees with high level information on how Ukrainians will be settled in British Columbia, their […]
March 21, 2022

ISSofBC: Updates – Ukraine Crisis

Canada’s response to the Russian occupation of Ukraine is evolving rapidly, specifically related to immigration-related decisions on whether and how displaced Ukrainians may be able to […]
February 8, 2022

Media and Government Framing of Asylum Seekers and Migrant Workers in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One understudied area of adult education and lifelong learning is the role of media as educator and policy player. An article written by Michelle Stack and […]