August 9, 2022

BC Refugee Hub Factsheet – Refugee arrival categories in Canada and what they mean

This factsheet developed by the BC Refugee Hub, provides information and resources on the arrival categories of refugees in Canada, as defined by the Canadian government. […]
July 19, 2022

Legal Aid BC – Webinar: Refugee claimants and admissibility issues

In this session our speaker will review the refugee process from the importance of a Basis of Claim to Preparation for the Hearing. There will be […]
May 25, 2022

MOSAIC – Food Safe Training for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC is offering a free Food Safe Training for Level 1 on June 1, 2022 from 9am – 5pm. Registration is required. To register email [email protected] […]
March 24, 2022

INVITATION TO REGISTER – BC Refugee Hub Webinar – Displaced Ukrainians to BC: What we know

Hosted by ISSofBC’s BC Refugee Hub, this webinar aims to provide attendees with high level information on how Ukrainians will be settled in British Columbia, their […]
March 24, 2022

Report by Kinbrace – From Humanitarian to Human: Changing the Way We Welcome Refugee Claimants

From Humanitarian to Human – Changing the Way We Welcome Refugee Claimants is a community-based research project led by the guiding question: “What would a values-based, human-centered, […]
March 21, 2022

Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) Information Session

Please spread the word about the upcoming Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) Information Session on Wednesday June 1st 2022, 1:00pm-03:00pm. This is a free online orientation session […]
February 24, 2022

Report: 2020-21 Departmental Results Report – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB)

In 2020–21, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB or the Board) Growth and Transformation Agenda positioned the Board for success in the face of […]
February 9, 2022

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Refugees, asylum claimants, sponsors and PRRA applicants

Travel restrictions have an impact on many people who can’t travel to Canada right now. These restrictions stop most discretionary travel to Canada. At this time, […]
December 7, 2021

Impact North Shore – Workshop: How to Apply for a Work Permit Extension

Join this online workshop to learn how to apply for a Work Permit Extension by yourself in your online IRCC account. Learn how to: Create an […]
November 26, 2021

CBSA: Refugee Claimants Arriving in Canada from the United States

If you have been directed back to the United States, you may now return to Canada at an official port of entry to resume your refugee […]
October 25, 2021

Launch of the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal (CRPP). Beginning October 6, 2021, persons in Canada […]
October 6, 2021

The Circles of Care and Connection: Home Visiting Program

Help to make a difference in the lives of newly arrived refugee children and their families in Vancouver and North Vancouver. The Circles of Care and […]
September 22, 2021

Burnaby Neighbourhood House – Afghan Support Program

The Settlement and Integration Program at Burnaby Neighbourhood House, in conjunction with other agencies, is supporting the local needs of Afghan individuals and families impacted and […]
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

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 29, 2021

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) – Afghanistan Crisis Information

August 20, 2021 – Update on the Afghanistan Crisis from the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) The government announced on August 13 an expanded resettlement program, […]
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 6, 2021

Toolkit: Queer Refugee Claimant Hearings

Created by Ottawa-based Capital Rainbow Refuge, the Queer Refugee Hearings Program (QRHP) Toolkit aims to “assist individuals claiming refugee protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity […]