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

Invitation to Register – 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 31, 2021

Settlement Outcomes Highlights: Report Summary Findings from IRCC’s First Settlement Outcomes Report 2021

The Settlement Outcomes Highlights Report is the first of its kind, providing high-level research and findings on the settlement outcomes of newcomers to Canada. The Highlights […]
August 30, 2021

Canada’s Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program

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

RSTP: Learn About What it Takes to be a BVOR Sponsor

Want to know what it takes to be a Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) sponsor? Join Refugee Sponsorship Training Program on Thursday Sept 2 at 7pm ET […]
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 28, 2021

MOSAIC, CCR, VAST: Virtual Information Sessions for Afghan Community

The situation in Afghanistan is quickly evolving with new policies rapidly being created by the Government of Canada. MOSAIC is working hard to ensure that members […]
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 20, 2021

Kinbrace: Information Session – Refugee Appeal Division (RAD)

A free orientation session for refugee claimants to learn about the refugee appeal process. Do you wonder what will happen if you receive a negative decision […]
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 4, 2021

CCPA – Report: Putting Home at the Heart of Refugee Resettlement

The culmination of a 5-year study based on interviews with recently arrived former refugees finds that securing good housing is a key part of successful settlement. […]
July 6, 2021

Canada Announces 3 New Initiatives to Welcome and Support More Refugees

The world is facing a refugee crisis. Across the globe, millions are displaced and longing for what most of us take for granted: a safe place […]
June 7, 2021

Report: Supporting Canada’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Through Robust Immigration Policy and Programs

Canada has been seen globally as a leader in immigration and integration policies and programs, and as an attractive and welcoming country for immigrants, refugees, temporary […]
May 31, 2021

Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement – Safe Third Country Agreement Remains in Effect

The Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States (U.S.) is part of the U.S.–Canada Smart Border Action Plan. The Safe Third Country Agreement remains […]
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 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 […]
April 26, 2021

IRCC: Submit Nominations for IRCC Youth Advisory Group (YAG)

The Integration and Settlement Policy Department is launching an intake process to select a second cohort of IRCC Youth Advisory Group (YAG) members for 2021-2023. First […]
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 […]