Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021 03:28 PM
Ottawa Language Access (OLA) is looking to expand its team of professional language interpreters. We are currently seeking interpreters in the following languages: ASL & LSQ (sign language in English and Quebec French), Burmese, Creole, Hindi, Karen, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
We are proud of our ability to hire and employ health interpreters, many of whom are newcomers themselves and who have a background in health care. These...
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021 03:21 PM
BC’s newcomer integration sector is going through major transitions as many of its founders have or are about to retire.
To document insights on the Sector, AMSSA is launching “Memoirs of the Newcomer Integration Sector”, a series of video-interviews of key sector individuals who have spent much of their life’s work in the Sector.
These interviews aim to capture their stories and journeys and document the creation of BC’s settlement agencies and other sector milestones to ensure that future leaders...
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021 10:34 AM
The Government of Canada continues to exhaust every option to get as many Afghans to safety as possible, in partnership with our allies around the world. In the first phase of our operation, Canada evacuated roughly 3,700 people from Afghanistan—the majority of whom are refugees who supported Canada’s mission, and will soon begin new lives in this country.
As we begin the second phase of our operation, Canada’s solidarity with the people of Afghanistan remains strong. This phase will center on welcoming...
Posted on Friday, October 08, 2021 02:59 PM
The National Newcomer Navigation Network Conference Committee invites abstract submissions for consideration. The theme of the 2022 conference is The Past is Practice: intersectoral lessons learned from the dual pandemic of COVID-19 and systemic racism.
We invite newcomer-serving professionals and organizations to submit abstracts that address the root systemic causes of health and social service inequities for newcomers, including learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice...
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:27 AM
It may have faded from the headlines, but Canada’s resettlement of refugees from Afghanistan is progressing rapidly, so the team at Refugee 613 thought it was time for an update. Please note that details change quickly as new policies and processes are announced, and this is the most current situation to the best of our knowledge as of September 23rd.
Almost all newcomers welcomed in the first wave of arrivals are Government-Assisted Refugees, which means their practical needs are being met...
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2021 10:33 AM
Registration is now open for the fall 2021 offering of the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health course!
Date: September 27 – November 8, 2021
The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project’s online course is a free, self-directed training that will offer...
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2021 10:31 AM
Client Support Services is now offering Case Management Training for Vulnerable Newcomers. This training will equip settlement service providers with the information to:
- Serve vulnerable newcomers through strategies developed by the CSS Case Management model
- Understand clients unique and complex needs
- Understand documentation best practices
- Foster a collaborative and welcoming spirit in your local community
- Use partnerships and information-sharing to leverage your organization’s assets
Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2021 03:33 PM
Canada is one of the top destinations in the world, with millions of people from across the globe hoping to come here every year to settle, visit or work. To navigate the immigration system, many people turn to consultants or other services for help. While nearly all operate honestly, unscrupulous actors can exploit the system and take advantage of people. That’s why the Government of Canada is taking meaningful action to root out immigration fraud and protect those who wish to come here.
Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2021 03:33 PM
Ottawa, August 29, 2021—Canada and its allies have received assurances from the Taliban that Afghan citizens with travel authorization from other countries will be allowed to leave Afghanistan.
If someone who has qualified under our programs is able to leave Afghanistan and needs further documentation from the Government of Canada to continue their travel, support is available at IRCC.SituationAfghanistan.IRCC@cic.gc.ca. Eligible applicants who leave Afghanistan and arrive in a third country...
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 11:33 AM
AAISA continues to offer Canada’s only certification program for qualified settlement practitioners.
The Settlement Practitioner certification is based on a balanced assessment of an applicant’s knowledge, skills and training. Practitioners are certified as Level 2 or Level 3, recognizing respective competency levels and experience in the field.
Guidelines for Certification
Settlement Practitioners who meet the specified requirements are eligible for Level...