ISSofBC – Welcome to our Homelands

“Welcome to our Homelands” is an Indigenous welcome to newcomers video and study guide produced by Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) in partnership with Indigenous organizations in Vancouver and elsewhere.  There are plans to provide voice-overs and subtitles in 10 other languages.  Thanks to indigenous filmmaker Kamala Todd, study guide author Kory Wilson, and…

UNHCR Canada Report – Are refugees good for Canada? A look at Canadian refugee integration

The following study surveys the most recent data and research available to provide a glimpse into the lives and achievements of the one million refugees who arrived in Canada since 1980. It should serve as a useful source for those interested in explaining to various audiences how refugees integrate and contribute to Canadian society and…

New IRCC Settlement Language Videos

IRCC has released two new settlement language videos that can be shared widely with staff and newcomers alike: Language training options for newcomers to Canada describes the language training and learning opportunities offered through the Settlement Program. This video will help newcomers understand what they can expect from different types of language programming, including formal…

Learning English with CBC

Learning English with CBC offers opportunities to practice (CLB 4-6): Grammar Vocabulary Pronunciation Comprehension of spoken English Practice with intuitive online tools which give instant feedback.  Every week, new video and audio content will be available.

CMAS Online Learning

CMAS has some helpful online tutorials and webinars for programs offering Care for Newcomer Children.

CAMH: The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project

This project is an evidence-based, capacity-building initiative designed to enhance your knowledge and skills as a settlement, social or health service provider, to appropriately respond to the unique mental health needs of new immigrants and refugees, and to foster inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration. The project will contribute to advancing the network of service provision for…

IRCC Language Training Videos

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship’s YouTube channel features a video promoting federally-funded settlement language training in Canada. Available in French,  English , Arabic , Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, and Farsi.

My Home is Manitoba: Diversity Awareness for Newcomers

The video series My Home is Manitoba showcases our province’s unique multicultural heritage and the benefits of cultural diversity. The video speaks mainly to new immigrants, breaking down the stereotypes they sometimes face, although all Manitobans will find it interesting. There are four 15-minute segments, each with a facilitator’s guide that can also be used…

The Incident: Workplace Safety and Health for Newcomers

This resource DVD resource was produced by Manitoba Immigration and Multiculturalism, to create awareness of workplace safety rights and responsibilities among Manitoba newcomers. The video tells the story of a newcomer who agrees to do a job without receiving proper training. Through one dangerous incident, she learns many important lessons: There are roles and responsibilities…