Weekly Update: October 23 – 29, 2017


News and Events:

October 23, 2017 – News Release – Province of British Columbia – Social Development and Poverty Reduction: Mapping refugee skills fills employer needs

“The biggest asset of the project was the collaboration between all the partners, which helped us understand individual refugee’s level of readiness for employment, and uncover the needs of employers in terms of their successful recruitment and retention.” – Manpreet Grewal, Director of Multicultural and Immigrant Integration Services, Abbotsford Community Services 

October 23, 2017 –  Global News: Leadership Series: B.C.’s refugee sponsors

October 24, 2017 – Daily Hive: Mysterious mural uncovered on Drake Street at Seymour… but not for long

October 25, 2017 – The Globe and Mail: Census 2016 breakdown of refugee populations in Canada from 1991 to 2016

Globe and Mail Census 2016

October 29, 2017 – Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative: Newsletter Vol. 1 – GRSI at a Glance

Reports and Publications:

October 2017 – Immigrations and Refugees Board of Canada: IRB has released statistics on refugee claimants in Canada up to September 2017. Statistics included are:

  • Statistics on refugee claims by irregular border crossers
  • Statistics on refugee appeals by irregular border crossers
  • Statistics on irregular border crossers subject to a detention review
  • Statistics on total detention reviews concluded for irregular border crossers
  • Statistics on admissibility hearings for irregular border crossers

October 2017 – ISSofBC: GAR Bulletin for 3rd quarter of 2017

October 2017 – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: IRCC has released a number of recordings, videos and info-sheets on the topic of irregular border crossings and claiming asylum in Canada.