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 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 […]
November 25, 2022

Statistical Bulletin – Arrival of Afghan Refugees in Canada

In this statistical bulletin produced by the BC Refugee Hub, the arrival of Afghan refugees to Canada is examined. The information is broken down by arrivals […]
November 16, 2022

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: Supplementary Information for the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is pleased to release details on the Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2023-2025. Canada aims to welcome 465,000 new […]
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 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 […]
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 26, 2022

Journal Article – UBC Counselling & ISSofBC: Settlement-Integrated Refugee Mental Health

This journal article published in Canadian Psychology on settlement integrated refugee mental health program. This was a pilot program funded generously by the Lando Foundation at ISSofBC. […]
September 8, 2022

ISSofBC – Afghan Special Bulletin

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the Afghan Special Initiative (ASI) and the first arrivals of Afghan refugees to BC on September 7th 2022, the […]
August 25, 2022

Educational Documentary and Study Guide: Learning About our Neighbors – Afghan Culture

The Government of Canada has committed to resettling at least 40,000 Afghans as quickly as possible. Since the fall of Kabul in August 2021, 17,590 vulnerable […]
August 19, 2022

ISSofBC – Afghan Resettlement to BC: Key Figures

ISSofBC is sharing key figures on the resettlement of Afghan refugees to British Columbia. These key figures are regularly updated on the ISSofBC website on a […]
August 18, 2022

Social Policy Trends Report – Incomes of Refugees in Canada

This report is released by the University of Calgary – School of Public Policy. “This is the second report in the Social Policy Trends series to […]
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 25, 2022

Report: UNHCR’s Global Trends

At the end of 2021, the total number of people worldwide who were forced to flee their homes due to conflicts, violence, fear of persecution and […]
July 24, 2022

Report: An undergraduate medical education framework for refugee and migrant health – Curriculum development and conceptual approaches

International migration, especially forced migration, highlights important medical training needs including cross-cultural communication, human rights, as well as global health competencies for physical and mental healthcare. […]
July 21, 2022

UBC Centre for Migration Studies – Datahub

UBC Centre for Migration Studies‘ Canadian Immigration Datahub shares a wealth of data on permanent residents, temporary residents, those in transition, and resettled refugees in Canada. […]
July 20, 2022

CYRRC Report – Stories of Settlement – Sharing research and experience from diverse perspectives

The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) is a nationwide alliance of academics, community partners and government agencies working to promote the successful integration of […]