The BC Seniors’ Guide is a book-style compilation of information and resources to help us all plan for and live a healthy lifestyle as we age. It includes information on provincial and federal programs, with sections on benefits, health, lifestyle, housing, transportation, finances, safety and security, and other services.
You can download the PDF version of the guide (great for printing at home), read it online, or order a hard copy. See below for information and links. (more…)
The Settlement Outcomes Highlights Report is the first of its kind, providing high-level research and findings on the settlement outcomes of newcomers to Canada. The Highlights Report provides a summary, including key findings, from a larger and more detailed Settlement Outcomes Report, which will be made available at a later date.
The purpose of our study is to analyze the level of Canada’s dependence on immigrants and temporary residents as essential workers. The study assesses the extent to which the current immigrant talent pool and immigration channels are “fit for purpose” to fill essential vacancies.
This resource guide is designed as a ‘living’ resource for Mainland | Southwest businesses. The content addresses the full scope of workforce planning and development and related operational challenges in the context of the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses in BC.
Established by the President of the Royal Society of Canada in April 2020, the RSC Task Force on COVID-19 was mandated to provide evidence-informed perspectives on major societal challenges in response to and recovery from COVID-19.
The research found that immigrant women were significantly less likely to have a screen-detected breast cancer. Women from East Asia and the Pacific were less likely to have a screen-detected cancer and had a longer diagnostic interval, but were diagnosed at an earlier stage than long-term residents. This needs to be addressed in order to effectively reduce gaps in care.
In 2036, the percentage of the population with an English or French mother tongue could decrease in Canada while the share of population with a mother tongue other than English or French could increase.
This info sheet provides a practical overview of LINC online delivery methods including LINC blended learning and LINC Home Study. It supports LINC service providers with knowledge of teacher training, useful terminology and online learning delivery methods that support newcomers through their settlement journey in the digital age.
This info sheet presents statistics on the literacy of newcomers to BC. It explores useful terms, how the Canadian Language Benchmarks incorporate literacy as well as the resources available to BC settlement service providers.
The toolkit is designed to provide a snapshot of essential information, tools, resources and examples of promising practices that can be integrated into the daily work of settlement, social, and health service providers across Canada, with the aim of building the capacity to better support the mental health unique needs of immigrants and refugees.
Kids Help Phone offers 24/7 e-mental health support to all young people across Canada. All of their services are free and confidential. This service is available to all Arabic-speaking youth in Canada (regardless of legal status). This includes Syrian refugees, newcomers and other kids, teens and young adults across Canada who prefer to receive support in Arabic.
This research explores the gaps in services that government-assisted refugees (GARs) experience after specialized government services and funding runs out at the beginning of their second year in Canada, and the different levels of readiness between GARs and privately-sponsored refugees (PSRs).
This paper examines the labour market outcomes of refugees from 13 source countries with large inflows to Canada over the 1980-to-2009 period. The analysis first compares employment rates and earnings among refugees from the 13 source countries. It further compares each refugee group with economic-class and family-class immigrants who arrived during the same period.
This info sheet summarizes recent trends on the socioeconomic status, education, and mental health of young children of immigrant families. It also provides resources of research and best practices to meet the needs of immigrant children and families.
The BC Refugee Hub provides users information about refugees that are arriving to British Columbia, the latest reports and publications, statistics and factsheets, and a resource centre with a variety of information.
Learn about the employment services available, living costs, available jobs and more. The province provides a number of services to assist immigrants become part of B.C. society and succeed in the B.C. job market.