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Welcome Centre Refugee Claimants Statistical Highlights 

Quarter 1 Statistics – January to March 2018: Get the latest statistics, trends and observations of new refugee claimant clients at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre through the quarterly bulletin including top source countries and temporary and permanent housing sites.

Settlement Orientation Services (SOS) is an organization based in Vancouver, BC at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre. SOS provides services to new Refugee Claimant clients arriving British Columbia. SOS has just released a series of videos targeted to new clients on the Refugee Claimant process. The videos cover the following topics:

  1. Overview of the Claim Process
  2. Refugee Claim Settlement Worker
  3. Applying for Social Assistance
  4. Opening a Bank Account
  5. Health Resources
  6. Work Permit Application

All of the videos are posted on the SOS Website.

Ready for my Refugee Hearing – Ready Tours Guide

Refugee hearing preparation guide is a step-by-step guide for refugee claimants. This guide is available in 11 languages. Also included is the Ready Tours, which provides refugee claimants that opportunity to tour a hearing room, understand the refugee hearing process and learn about the people involved.

Canadian Council for Refugees – Refugee Determination System: A Practical Guide

This information is intended for front line workers who support refugee claimants and other vulnerable migrants. The information on this webpage comes from the CCR webinar “Supporting refugee claimants: practical steps” and input from CCR members working on the ground.

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) – Refugee Claimant Resources, including:

  • How to Make a Claim for Refugee Protection in Canada
  • Claimant’s Kit
  • Other Important Information and Forms

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada – Claiming Asylum InfoSheet

Settlement Orientation Services (SOS) – SOS is based in Vancouver, BC and provides settlement and health services to Refugee Claimants, along with support in the claim process in Canada.

Journey Home Community Association – Refugee Claimant Sponsorship Program

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada’s largest independent administrative tribunal. It is comprised of four tribunals or “Divisions” and is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law.

Refugee Claims – IRB: The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) determines claims for refugee protection made within Canada. Learn about the role of the IRB in Refugee Claims in Canada.

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada at a Glace: The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada’s largest independent administrative tribunal. It is comprised of four tribunals or “Divisions” and is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law.

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB)What the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Does and Does Not Do

The Government of Canada – Information web-page about the IRB:

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada’s largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law. The IRB decides, among other responsibilities, who needs refugee protection among the thousands of claimants who come to Canada annually.

IRB Laws and Regulations:

Publications:

Statistics

UNHCR Canada – Who can make an asylum claim at the border? (Info sheet) – January 2018

UNHCR Canada – What happens when you make an asylum claim at the border? (Info sheet) – January 2018

UNHCR Canada – Making an asylum claim in Canada (Flowchart) – January 2018