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 […]
December 6, 2019

VIDEO – IRCC: Your first two weeks in Canada

IRCC has released a video for newcomer titled: Your first two weeks in Canada. This video will help newcomers get ready for their new life in […]
December 4, 2019

IRCC launches pilot project for family reunification

IRCC launches pilot project for family reunification:  IRCC has launched a new 2-year pilot project that will reunite more families. The pilot project allows some previous […]
November 27, 2019

REPORT – IRCC: Syrian Outcomes Report – Research and Evaluations

In June 2019, IRCC’s Evaluations Division released a report on Syrian Outcomes. The Syrian Outcomes Report provides a thematic overview of the outcomes of the Syrian […]
September 16, 2019

RSTP Webinars on Private Sponsorship

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is hosting a series of webinars for private sponsors and SAH’s. RSTP is a program designed to support the Sponsorship […]
May 18, 2019

News Release – IRCC: Canada ends the Designated Country of Origin practice

Canada removes all countries from the designated country of origin list Read complete News Release Here May 17, 2019—Ottawa, ON—The Government of Canada is committed to […]
May 17, 2019

News Release – IRCC: Government will provide $6 million to address costs associated with temporary housing for asylum claimant

News release Read complete press release here. May 17, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to helping provinces adjust to pressures […]
May 16, 2019

Stats Canada Report on Asylum Claims / Refugee Claims in Canada

Stats Canada has released a report about asylum claims / refugee claims in Canada. Read complete report here.  Asylum claimants are individuals who request refugee protection […]