Resource Centre

January 25, 2023

BC Refugee Hub Webinar: Innovative Employment Supports for Refugees and Refugee Claimants

This webinar, hosted by ISSofBC’s BC Refugee Hub on January 24th, 2023, focuses on innovative employment programs for refugees and refugee claimants. Speakers share challenges, best […]
January 23, 2023

ISSofBC GAR Bulletin – October 1 to December 31, 2022

ISSofBC GAR Bulletins: Learn more about the thousands of Government Assisted Refugees ISSofBC has welcomed in over 45 years of serving newcomers to BC. Statistics on […]
January 18, 2023

Mental Health Toolkit for Refugees and Refugee Claimants

This online toolkit curated by the BC Refugee Hub includes a short guide to mental health, mental illness, trauma, and resources available to those working with […]
January 18, 2023

The Library Champions Project – Vancouver Island

The Library Champions project is expanding to Vancouver Island. It is a volunteer project that links newcomers to local libraries. Library Champions is a 3-month online volunteer project […]
January 17, 2023

PIRS – Building Bridges Program

Are you a skilled immigrant or refugee woman? Are you interested in honing your skills to increase employability? The Building Bridges program can help you set and achieve your […]
January 16, 2023

UBC Migration & MOSAIC – Migration & Mental Health: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion for Healthcare Providers & Settlement Workers

Are you a frontline mental health worker supporting immigrants and refugees in your community? Are you familiar with, or do you wish to learn more about […]
January 11, 2023

Community and Healthcare Interpreter Training Program

This program offers: 11 weeks of online learning of employability and occupational skills training 12 weeks of work experience at an organization that matches the participants […]
January 10, 2023

Inasmuch – Free English Language Training

Inasmuch is offering free English language training to all newcomers including refugee claimants and newcomer Ukrainians and Afghans. Classes begin January 24, 2023. Classes will Be […]
January 5, 2023

CYRRC – Report: The Labour Market Vulnerabilities of Refugees in Canada – The Impacts of Entry Programs

This study combined data from IRCC’s entry visa information and the 2016 census of population records. Researchers wanted to learn if different refugee groups have different […]
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 […]