November 16, 2020

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // April – June 2020

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled statistics for refugee claimant arrivals in British Columbia in the newest edition of the refugee claimant bulletin. Items featured in […]
November 12, 2020

Kinbrace: Refugee Hearings During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Navigating the refugee claim process can be complex, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information and resources at the READY for My Refugee Hearing website will […]
September 24, 2020

Podcast: Along the Way – Stories of Hope, Refuge, and Resilience

You’ve read the headlines about refugees and asylum seekers. But behind the statistics are stories. Stories of real people who had to make heartbreaking decisions and […]
September 22, 2020

MOSAIC: Free Food Safe Training for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC is hosting 2 Free Food Safe training for refugee claimants! Date: Wednesday, September 23rd AND Thursday, September 24th Time: 9:00 am—5:30 pm Location: 5575 Boundary […]
September 10, 2020

Career Readiness Workshop for Refugees

Are you a REFUGEE or a REFUGEE CLAIMANT? Are you looking to find meaningful employment that aligns with your previous work experience and/or educational experience? Join […]
September 8, 2020

Journey Home Community: Ride for Refuge

Journey Home Community invites you to join Ride for Refuge # ride 20 This is one of the biggest fundraisers for refugee claimant agencies each year. The […]
September 4, 2020

IRB – Practice notice on the temporary extension of time limits for filing the Basis of Claim form

(August 28, 2020) The Immigration and Refugee Board has released the following information about the “Practice notice on the temporary extension of time limits for filing […]
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 […]
August 12, 2020

MOSAIC: Zoom Table Topics for Refugee Claimants – every Wednesday!

Mosaic’s online Table Topics for refugee claimants will be hosted on Wednesday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm from August 12th to September 23rd , 2020. These online sessions will be […]
August 6, 2020

MOSAIC: English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants (Beginners)

MOSAIC’s online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants (Beginners) will be hosted on Tuesdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm from August 11th to September 15th, 2020. These online sessions will […]
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). […]
July 25, 2020

CCR Media Release: Organizations welcome Court ruling on Safe Third Country

22 July 2020 Organizations welcome Federal Court decision confirming that sending refugee claimants back to the U.S. breaks Canadian law The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), […]
June 3, 2020

MOSAIC – Refugee Claimant Needs Assessment Survey

MOSAIC’s Refugee Settlement and Integration Program is currently facilitating a full needs assessment for refugee claimants to gain a deeper understanding into the evolving challenges refugee claimants […]
May 20, 2020

NSMS: Workplace Culture and Language Training

The North Shore Multicultural Society is offering Workplace Culture and Language Training. Beginner Level:  Would you like to speak English more confidently? Register now for this […]
May 19, 2020

Options: Employment Skill Building Program for Refugee Claimants

In this series of sessions, refugee claimants will learn how to create a resume, workplace and personal development, identify strengths and transferrable skills, conflict resolution, time […]
April 30, 2020

AMSSA Webinar: Medical Services Program (MSP) Coverage During COVID-19 for BC’s Temporary Residents

Description As part of the BC Provincial Government’s Action Plan on COVID-19, temporary health care coverage was introduced for those affected by the pandemic. Many of the temporary measures […]
April 30, 2020

VAST – Getting Through It (Online)

Getting Through IT (Refugee Claimant Support) offered by VAST Weekly psychosocial support group for refugees who are working through their refugee claim. Provides an integrated approach […]
April 29, 2020

ISSofBC – SOS Program: Online Settlement & Housing Workshops for Refugee Claimants

SOS is offering the following Settlement and Housing Support Workshops for Refugee Claimants during COVID-19. To sign up, please contact the settlement worker listed for each […]
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 […]