What’s New

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 15, 2020

SFU Research Study on Refugee Women

Are you interested in participating in a study to better understand the challenges young adult women from refugee backgrounds face in trying to pursue their educational […]
November 13, 2020

CIIM: Comparing the German And Canadian Experiences of Resettling Refugees

Comparing the German And Canadian Experiences of Resettling Refugees – A 21st Century Response  The Canadian Institute of Identities and Migration has released the latest issues […]
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 11, 2020

Camosun College: New Program for Immigrant Women & Refugees

Are you interested in learning how to start your own business by making food and crafts for sale at markets and craft fairs in Victoria? This […]
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 […]
November 5, 2020

Government of Canada announces new mandatory requirements for travellers to Canada

News release November 2, 2020  –  Ottawa, ON  –  Public Health Agency of Canada As part of Canada’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all […]
November 4, 2020

Training Webinar: Interim Federal Health Program – Overview and Updates due to Covid-19

Interim Federal Health Program – Overview and Updates due to Covid-19 This webinar was hosted by Bahar Taheri from the BC Refugee Hub, with speakers Siffan […]
November 2, 2020

Snapp by PeaceGeeks: 1 to 1 Employment Advice for New Immigrants

Are you a new immigrant or refugee in BC, Canada? Looking for employment tips and want to connect with local professionals in your field? Snapp (Skilled […]
November 1, 2020

RSTP: Webinar on Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program

Join RSTP in their November series of webinars explaining everything about the private sponsorship of refugees on November 3rd, noon-2pm EST! This webinar delivered by RSTP […]
October 21, 2020

Canadian Council for Refugees – Fall Virtual Consultation

Canadian Council for Refugees is pleased to announce that the registration for our Fall Virtual Consultation is now open!   Event platform: Pheedloop The registration button […]
October 20, 2020

BC Newcomer Camp: New Free Music Program for Refugee Children

In partnership with the Chapman and Innovation Grant through the UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning, The BC Newcomer Camp‘s “Newcomers to Notes” is an in-person […]
October 19, 2020

Interest to sponsor forms for 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program now available

Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada can now submit an interest to sponsor form online. The […]
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 […]
October 7, 2020

New border measures to protect Canadian public health + travel restrictions update

News release October 2, 2020—Ottawa—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco E. L. Mendicino, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and Health Minister Patty Hajdu […]
October 6, 2020

North Shore Multicultural Society: Free online workshops for Refugees

North Shore Multicultural Society is offering multiple free online workshops to Refugees throughout October! October 7:  ‘North Shore Wildlife’ In collaboration with the North Shore Black […]
October 2, 2020

New Pathway to Permanent Residency: Refugee claimants working in the health-care sector – Practical information

The following information is provided by The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR): Pandemic Health Care Workers Practical Information On 14 August 2020, the federal government announced […]
September 29, 2020

Douglas College: LINC Engage Program

LINC Engage: LEARN + CREATE. Gain confidence and develop skills through projects while learning English at the same time!  Exciting FREE program for immigrant and refugee youth […]
September 28, 2020

MOSAIC – I Belong Program: Beyond Borders and Binaries

MOSAIC will be hosting a new peer-led support group via Zoom titled ‘Beyond Borders and Binaries.’ The group is designed to support the needs of trans, […]