This page has information about refugees and making a refugee claim. Links to organizations that help refugees and refugee claimants British Columbia. Resources listed under the Settlement Services tab will also provide help for refugees.
Listings for service providers in Vancouver. You can also search listings for other cities.
Find out about more than 300 free programs for refugees in the Vancouver area.
News and information for refugees, and those working with and supporting refugees
Responsible for making decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law.
BC211 provides refugee claimants with access to emergency assistance, information and referrals through a 24/7 multilingual phone line: 211
Provides refugee claimants with essential services in British Columbia.
Provides housing, orientation, accompaniment, and education for refugees and refugee claimants.
Works refugees and newcomers in the areas of sponsorship, family reunification, settlement, and integration into Canadian society. Refugee office in Vancouver that assists refugee claimants (asylum seekers already in Canada).
Support and advocacy with Queer LGBT and/or HIV+ asylum seekers, refugee claimants and refugees in Canada.
Help to prepare for your refugee hearing in many languages.
Information on health care for refugees and refugee claimants. Patient handouts in multiple languages. Direcotry of dentists, physiotherapists and other community resources who speak other languages, accept Interim Federal Health Plan patients or offer reduced fees.
Community-based organization that supports refugee claimants in navigating Canada’s refugee determination process and health promotion and case management services for refugee claimants, refugees and immigrants.
Promotes the human rights and mental health of refugees who arrive in British Columbia through trauma-focused psychological counselling and community-based psychosocial support for individuals and families, and promotes human rights through public education and advocacy campaigns on the rights of refugees and the prevention of torture.