February 1, 2024

IFHP Toolkit for Refugee Claimants

In this online info page, the BC Refugee Hub has curated information about the Interim Federal Health Program for Refugee Claimants. This information may be used […]
December 12, 2023

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 1, 2023

Webinar: Early Syrian Refugee Experiences of Integration in BC – Sustaining Welcome Report

This webinar is hosted by ISSofBC and BC Refugee Hub. Following the release of the Sustaining Welcome research report, this webinar brings together the lead authors […]
September 29, 2023

Kinbrace: Transforming Employment Narratives (TEN)

Transforming Employment Narratives (TEN) is still accepting applications until September 30th. This 5-day program seeks to deepen mutual understanding between employers and refugee claimants, to facilitate […]
September 22, 2023

ISSofBC & York University – Report: SUSTAINING WELCOME Longitudinal Research on Integration with Resettled Syrian Refugees

JUST RELEASED: New multi-year research calls for increased long-term mental health support for refugees and integration programs that develop their social networks. The research report, Sustaining […]
September 14, 2023

Kinbrace – Ride for Refugee

Lead a Team, Ride or Walk, and/or Donate to Kinbrace’s 2023 Ride for Refuge! Welcome refugee claimants actively. 23 September 2023 Saturday 3-6 PM Templeton School, Vancouver […]
September 12, 2023

Refugee Hub – University of Ottawa: Literature Reviews

Global Literature Synthesis Report: Refugee Sponsorship and Integration Outcomes (2021) – Tasha Stansbury, Graduate Fellow, Refugee Hub Global Literature Synthesis Report: Recent Canadian Research on Migrant Integration (2022) – Ian […]
September 6, 2023

Options – Pre-Employment Series for Refugee Claimants

Join Options Community Resources for their Pre-Employment Series for Refugee Claimants. Sessions start from September 7th to September 21st. For registration and more information, contact Lesley […]
August 31, 2023

Refugee Hub – University of Ottawa: Canadian Private Sponsorship Podcast Series

This podcast series explores the nuts and bolts of the Canadian Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program, which empowers ordinary individuals to directly engage in the welcome […]
August 15, 2023

Refugee Hub – University of Ottawa: Sponsorship Knowledge Brief Series

The Knowledge Brief Series is intended to briefly summarize the global state of knowledge on key topics related to community-based refugee sponsorship.  Knowledge Briefs   Access to […]
June 6, 2023

News Release: Canada Waives Fees for Family Members of Canadians Who Fled Sudan

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has formally announced that, for foreign nationals who fled Sudan with their Canadian family members, the Government of Canada […]
May 11, 2023

Canada’s Support to Sudanese Nationals

During April, the Canadian government announced new immigration measures to support Sudanese temporary residents in Canada who are unable to return home due to the escalating […]
April 20, 2023

ISSofBC GAR Bulletin – January 1 to March 31, 2023

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 […]
April 19, 2023
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Read The UNHCR Canada Magazine

The UNHCR Canada Magazine is a publication by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Canada. Published twice a year, the magazine updates […]
April 12, 2023

MOSAIC – Documentary Film ‘Finding Freedom’

MOSAIC’s Private Sponsorship Program was recently featured in a documentary film, Finding Freedom, in helping bring refugees to safety through Operation #NotForgotten. Read more: http://ow.ly/4aQC50NA40z
April 5, 2023

CCR – Infographic: Front-end processes for refugee claimants

This infographic has been released by the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) in March 2023. Front-end processes for refugee claimants are rapidly changing as applications are […]
March 26, 2023

Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement

On March 24, 2023, Canada and the United States announced the expansion of the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) across the entire land border, including internal […]
March 9, 2023

BC-RRN & BC Refugee Hub – Pathways for Resettled Refugees, Refugee Claimants and Displaced Ukrainians

Developed by the BC Refugee Hub, in partnership with AMSSA’s BC Refugee Resource Network (BC-RRN), this tool summarizes the key similarities and differences between Canada’s humanitarian […]
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 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 […]