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 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 […]
August 26, 2020

Training Webinar: Domestic Violence – Supporting Refugees and Refugee Claimants in B.C.

This BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar, delivered on August 11, 2020, covers supports for refugees and refugee claimants facing domestic violence, along with self-care strategies for […]
July 25, 2020

IRCC – COVID-19 Update: New public policy on biometrics collection

The Government of Canada has announced a new public policy on biometrics collection exemption for temporary residence applicants from within Canada (in effect until further notice). […]
July 25, 2020

CCR Media Release: Organizations welcome Court ruling on Safe Third Country

22 July 2020 Organizations welcome Federal Court decision confirming that sending refugee claimants back to the U.S. breaks Canadian law The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), […]
July 20, 2020

(Updated) Free English Conversation Circles – A Comprehensive Listing

English Conversation Circles are a free resource for all refugees and newcomers to take advantage of to practice their English skills, make social connections and learn […]
July 14, 2020

Immigration Division: Practice Notice on the resumption of in-person hearings

​​​The purpose of this Practice Notice is to communicate the Immigration Division’s (ID) intention to resume in-person hearings on September 14, 2020. It also serves to […]
June 24, 2020

Report – ISSofBC: Needs Assessment – RAP Arrivals January 2019 to March 2020

Needs Assessment – RAP (Arrivals January 2019 to March 2020)   ISSofBC Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) staff surveyed 949 Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) arriving in the […]
June 17, 2020

UBC: Storytelling for a Change: A Filmmaking campaign

Calling all youth creators across Canada! Share your story by making a short film this summer.   The Campaign runs from June 18, 2020–August 1, 2020. […]
June 10, 2020

The Refugee Claimant Giving Group: Support Refugees Across Vancouver

With all that is happening in the world, many refugee families are forced to seek refuge in Vancouver and across Canada to escape violence, persecution, prejudice, […]
May 27, 2020

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // January – March 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 […]
April 30, 2020

MOSAIC – Online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC will be offering an online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 pm from April 29 to June 3, 2020. […]
January 30, 2020

MOSAIC – 2-day Job Preparation Workshop for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC will be offering a 2-day Job Preparation workshop for refugee claimants on Thursday February 6 and Friday February 7 at MOSAIC (The address is 5575 […]
January 23, 2020

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // October – December 2019

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 29, 2019

Training Webinar: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool

Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool Webinar original date: November 26, 2019 / 9:30 […]
November 22, 2019

EVENT: MOSAIC – Cold Weather Accessory Market for Refugee Claimants

With the cold winter season fast approaching, MOSAIC has taken action to support refugee claimants with umbrellas and accessories. On Sunday, December 8th, MOSAIC will be […]
November 5, 2019

Options BC: Customized Employment Support for Refugee Claimants

Options BC’s BCSIS program offers customized employment support for refugee claimants. Services include: Applying for a work permit Applying for a social insurance number Information about […]
October 30, 2019

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // July – September 2019

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 […]
October 4, 2019

MOSAIC – Free Warm Clothing Market for Refugee Claimants

As we transition into colder weather, many refugee claimants have expressed that they do not feel prepared with winter clothing to keep them dry and warm. This […]
October 3, 2019

ISSofBC Speaker Series – Does Immigration Matter?

ISSofBC’s “A Closer Look” Speaker Series aims to take a look at all views making up the public discourse on immigration. This speaker series provides a  forum […]