June 5, 2024

DIVERSEcity – BC SAF HAVN program

New program funding from the provincial government, BC Services and Assistance for Humanitarian and Vulnerable Newcomers (BC SAF HAVN) supports the social and economic integration of […]
April 29, 2024

BC Refugee Hub Webinar: Work Permits for Refugee Claimants

In this webinar, hosted by the BC Refugee Hub, we reviewed necessary steps for refugee claimants to obtain an initial work permit. ; Topics covered Work […]
April 18, 2024

Province of British Columbia – Expanding multi-language support, service for newcomers

Starting Monday, April 1, 2024, a new and expanded newcomer-services program will increase support for people to settle into their new communities, practise their English and […]
March 7, 2024

IRB – Statistical Report 2023

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has released the statistical report titled: Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2023. The statistics included are from […]
February 21, 2024

CCR: Refugee determination system – a practical guide

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) produced this informative practice guide, intended for front line workers who support refugee claimants and other vulnerable migrants. Access guide […]
February 1, 2024

IFHP Toolkit for Refugee Claimants

In this online info page, the BC Refugee Hub has curated information about the Interim Federal Health Program for Refugee Claimants. This information may be used […]
September 29, 2023

Kinbrace: Transforming Employment Narratives (TEN)

Transforming Employment Narratives (TEN) is still accepting applications until September 30th. This 5-day program seeks to deepen mutual understanding between employers and refugee claimants, to facilitate […]
September 6, 2023

Options – Pre-Employment Series for Refugee Claimants

Join Options Community Resources for their Pre-Employment Series for Refugee Claimants. Sessions start from September 7th to September 21st. For registration and more information, contact Lesley […]
January 25, 2023

BC Refugee Hub Webinar: Innovative Employment Supports for Refugees and Refugee Claimants

This webinar, hosted by ISSofBC’s BC Refugee Hub on January 24th, 2023, focuses on innovative employment programs for refugees and refugee claimants. Speakers share challenges, best […]
November 17, 2022

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: Work permit issuance for asylum claimants in Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada introduced a new temporary measure that will accelerate work permit issuance for asylum claimants in CanadaImmigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Under […]
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. […]
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

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, […]
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 […]