September 22, 2021

IRCC: COVID-19 Factsheets for Sponsored and Resettled Refugees (Multilingual)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has produced factsheets for sponsored and resettled refugees. The factsheets provide information on the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to […]
September 17, 2021

Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors (Updated August 2021)

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program‘s (RSTP) Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors is available to download at the links below. The kit: Outlines the procedure that […]
August 30, 2021

Canada’s Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program

(Original Post Date: Aug 30, 2021 | Last Updated: September 25, 2021)   The following info-page is curated by the BC Refugee Hub with the most […]
August 30, 2021

Measures for Processing of Files for Afghan Nationals

​The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is aware of and monitoring the rapid changes in the political and security situation in Afghanistan. The Board […]
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 […]
July 6, 2021

Canada Announces 3 New Initiatives to Welcome and Support More Refugees

The world is facing a refugee crisis. Across the globe, millions are displaced and longing for what most of us take for granted: a safe place […]
May 31, 2021

Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement – Safe Third Country Agreement Remains in Effect

The Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States (U.S.) is part of the U.S.–Canada Smart Border Action Plan. The Safe Third Country Agreement remains […]
May 3, 2021

IRCC: New Pathway to Permanent Residency for Over 90,000 Essential Temporary Workers and International Graduates

On April 14, 2021, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an innovative pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 […]
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 […]
April 26, 2021

IRCC: Submit Nominations for IRCC Youth Advisory Group (YAG)

The Integration and Settlement Policy Department is launching an intake process to select a second cohort of IRCC Youth Advisory Group (YAG) members for 2021-2023. First […]
December 9, 2020

IRCC announces opening date of special measures for refugee claimants working in health care during the pandemic

Today Minister Mendicino announced that on December 14 IRCC will begin accepting applications for permanent residence from refugee claimants who work in Canada’s health-care sector and […]
November 18, 2020

IRCC: 2020 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration

Message from the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada continues to be a safe and welcoming destination for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Immigrants enrich […]
October 19, 2020

Interest to sponsor forms for 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program now available

Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada can now submit an interest to sponsor form online. The […]
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 7, 2020

New border measures to protect Canadian public health + travel restrictions update

News release October 2, 2020—Ottawa—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco E. L. Mendicino, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and Health Minister Patty Hajdu […]
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 […]
August 19, 2020

IRCC – News Release: Pathway to permanent residency recognizes exceptional service of asylum claimants on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

Pathway to permanent residency recognizes exceptional service of asylum claimants on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic News release August 14, 2020—Montreal—Front-line workers play a critical role […]
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). […]
April 27, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

The BC Refugee Hub will be curating information about COVID-19 relating to refugees and refugee claimants in British Columbia. This webpage will be updated regularly as […]