What’s New

May 20, 2018

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) – Claimant’s Kit

The IRB’s Claimant’s Guide is for people who are claiming refugee protection under Canada’s new refugee determination system, which came into effect on December 15, 2012. It […]
May 20, 2018

Journey Home Community Association – Refugee Claimant Sponsorship Program

Journey Home Community Association has an innovative Refugee Claimant Sponsorship Program. The Refugee Claimant Sponsorship Program trains and equips churches and sponsorship groups to extend a welcoming hand […]
May 20, 2018

Infographic: IRCC – Claiming Asylum – No Automatic Stay in Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada – IRCC has created the following infographic to outline the steps for all refugee claimants or asylum seekers in Canada and […]
May 20, 2018

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) – Information and Resources for Refugee Claimants

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada’s largest independent administrative tribunal. It is comprised of four tribunals or “Divisions” and is responsible for […]
May 20, 2018

Canadian Council for Refugees – Refugee Determination System: A Practical Guide

Canadian Council for Refugees – Refugee Determination System: A Practical Guide This information is intended for front line workers who support refugee claimants and other vulnerable migrants. […]
May 20, 2018

Ready for my Refugee Hearing – Ready Tours Guide

Ready for my Refugee Hearing – Ready Tours Guide: Refugee hearing preparation guide is a step-by-step guide for refugee claimants. This guide is available in 11 languages. Also […]
May 20, 2018

Settlement Orientation Services (SOS)

Settlement Orientation Services (SOS) is an organization based in Vancouver, BC at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre. SOS provides services to new Refugee Claimant clients arriving British Columbia. […]
May 20, 2018

Welcome Centre Refugee Claimants Statistical Highlights – 2018, Quarter 1

Welcome Centre Refugee Claimants Statistical Highlights  Quarter 1 Statistics – January to March 2018: Get the latest statistics, trends and observations of new refugee claimant clients […]
May 16, 2018
Successful Refugee Entrepreneurs – Tayybeh Foods

New Video: Successful Refugee Entrepreneurs – Tayybeh Foods

This second video by the BC Refugee Hub spotlights successful refugee entrepreneurs residing in British Columbia. Tayybeh, which is the Arabic word for “delicious” and “kind,” […]
May 16, 2018
Successful Refugee Entrepreneurs – Hasan Sheblak

New Video: Successful Refugee Entrepreneurs – Hasan Sheblak

The BC Refugee Hub spotlights successful refugee entrepreneurs residing in British Columbia. Hasan Sheblak came to Canada as a Government Assisted Refugee (GAR) under the Canadian […]
May 16, 2018

Welcome Communities ToolKit

Welcome Communities ToolKit – A toolkit for municipal governments in creating welcoming communities for refugees and immigrants. (Excerpt from Report) The civil war crisis in Syria has […]
May 16, 2018

Provincial Training: Mental Health & Primary Healthcare for Refugees

The 2-Day Refugee Readiness Training meeting took place in the Spring of 2016 and was hosted by ISSofBC and funded by The Province of British Columbia. […]