August 24, 2021

Supporting Afghan Nationals: How the Special Programs Work

The Government of Canada has announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada. This will be done through a special immigration program […]
August 16, 2021

IRCC: Canada and the Resettlement of Afghan Nationals

In light of the recent events in Afghanistan, the Government of Canada has issued two press releases regarding the resettlement of vulnerable Afghan nationals in Canada. […]
August 13, 2021

IRCC: Government of Canada Offers Refuge to Afghans who Assisted Canada

Many brave Afghans made incredible contributions to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan—often at great personal risk. While over 800 were able to resettle in Canada over the […]
June 29, 2021

(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 […]
June 23, 2021

Government of Canada: Video – A Refugee’s Resettlement Journey to Canada

The Government of Canada has released a video in multiple languages on the refugee resettlement journey to Canada. Watch this video to find out what it’s […]
June 15, 2021

BC Newcomer Camp – Summer Camp Applications Now Open

BC NEWCOMER CAMP – Summer Camp 2021 – Applications now open! About the Summer Camp: The British Columbia Newcomer Camp Association (BC Newcomer Camp) is a Canadian […]
April 28, 2021

IRCC: Canada Expands Efforts to Welcome More Yazidi Refugees and Other Survivors of Daesh

Over the past few years, the Government of Canada has kept its commitment to help Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh start new lives in […]
March 3, 2021

Jumpstart Refugee Talent: New Employment Support Programming for Refugees & Refugee Claimants in Metro Vancouver

Jumpstart Refuge is proud to introduce their Refugee Talent Hub, a unique Employment Support program at their refugee-led Jumpstart Refugee Talent.  Refugee Talent Hub is a […]
January 26, 2021

Airbnb.org – A New Non-Profit By Airbnb

As communities around the world grapple with the devastating impacts of natural disasters and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Airbnb announced the launch of Airbnb.org, an independent […]
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 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 […]
September 4, 2020

ISSofBC: Refugee-related application videos

ISSofBC has produced eight instructional videos on applications related to refugee claimants. These videos were created to guide refugees through the process of applying for a […]
August 17, 2020

ISSofBC – Reviving Hope and Home Program

Reviving Hope and Home – RHH is a flexible, individualized program for Government Assisted Refugee mothers to help them build connections and settle in Canada.  Government Assisted […]
August 14, 2020

New bursary program for refugees and asylum seekers! 

Vancouver Career College and CDI College are launching a bursary program for refugees and asylum seekers that covers up to $5,000 worth of tuition towards diploma or certificate programs […]
July 3, 2020

Report – ISSofBC: Journeys to Integration – Government Assisted Refugees in BC

This report focuses on the integration experiences of government-assisted refugees (GARs) who settled in British Columbia between January 2007 and December 2016. After briefly summarizing literature […]
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 18, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees

Canada is helping people who face financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you live in Canada, even temporarily, there may be support for you. […]
May 21, 2020

Government of Canada: COVID-19 financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees

The Government of Canada has created this resource page on COVID-19 financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees. Canada is helping people who face financial […]
February 17, 2020

Law Foundation of BC – Legal Advocacy Programs

Law Foundation of BC – Legal Advocacy Programs The Law Foundation of British Columbia funds Legal Advocacy Programs across British Columbia for low-income immigrants, refugees and […]
February 4, 2020

Report – Stats Canada: The Long-term Economic Outcomes of Refugee Private Sponsorship

Summary: An important policy initiative implemented for the past 40 years in Canada, refugee private sponsorship has attracted international attention as Europe continues to grapple with […]