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 […]
February 18, 2021

MOSAIC: Vibrant in Vancouver

How do you spend your time? How can life feel more vibrant? MOSAIC, in partnership with VAST (Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture) and VCST (Victoria Coalition […]
February 16, 2021

ISSofBC – HIPPY and SMART programs for refugees and refugee claimants

ISSofBC is currently recruiting participants for their program SMART (Supporting Mothers and Raising Toddlers), and HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters). Eligilibty: refugees, refugee claimants […]
February 13, 2021

NSMS: Career readiness workshop for refugees

Are you a Refugee or Refugee Claimant looking for a job? Or would you like to get a better job? This workshop, presented by Jumpstart Refugee […]
January 21, 2021

MOSAIC: Online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants (Beginners) is back for 2021!   WHEN: Every Tuesday 11:00 am -12:00 pm January 5th – February 16th, […]
December 15, 2020

Glossary of Terms – Refugees and Refugees Claimants in Canada

The following is a comprehensive list of common terms used in reference to refugees and refugee claimants in Canada. Asylum– The granting by a State of […]
December 10, 2020

IRB – Practice notice: RPD and RAD processing for individuals applying under government of Canada public policies

On December 10, 2020 the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) released a practice notice on “RPD and RAD processing for individuals applying under government of Canada […]
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), […]