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Immigrants & Refugees

Immigrants and refugees face unique problems when settling in a new country, including culture shock, language barriers, dealing with trauma. and the transfer of job skills. Agencies are available to help with the adjustment.

5 Ways You Can Help Refugees

This resource shows how you can support refugees as they arrive in your community or country.

A Look at Islamophobia in Canada, 3 Years After the Quebec Mosque Shooting |

This article talks about the prejudice and disrcimination Muslims have faced, in particulaur the aftermath of an attack on o Mosque in 2017.

Alberta Immigration

Alberta Immigration assists families from around the world to immigrate and settle in Canada. They provide professional, personalized service tailored to meet their clients' specific needs. Their services include Immigration, Employment Services, Settlement and Real Estate purchases.

Canadian Immigrant

Canadian Immigrant is a national multimedia platform to help immigrants succeed in Canada by providing the information, inspiration and connections they need.

Centre of Integration for Immigrants

This non-profit focuses on the commitment to provide a bridge between the African community by assisting immigrants in acquiring the skills, knowledge, experience to integrate into society successfully. There are culturally sensitive services provided in French, English, Swahili, other African languages, and Arabic.

Community Resources Serving Immigrant and Refugee Families

This is a comprehensive list of local agencies that help immigrant and refugee families adapt to life in Canada. This list will help immigrant families, allies, and health professionals become familiar with services in their province/territory or region.

Edmonton Immigrant Services Association

EISA provides programs and direct services relating to Integration, Settlement, Adaptation and Education for new immigrants, refugees and first generation Canadians in Edmonton and surrounding areas regardless of age, gender, religion, nationality or ethnic origin to assist them make a smooth transition into Canadian life.

Imagine NB

Imagine NB is an intensive, bilingual, intercultural leadership accelerator to support the ideas, talents and passions of immigrants.

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc.

IRCOM is a one of a kind place; a home to hundreds of immigrants and refugees from across the globe, who are secured with long-term, affordable, and safe housing, together with holistic, wrap around programs and services for parents and children alike.

Immigrant and Refugee Services Association PEI

Several services and resources for Indigenous Communities

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia

This is an immigrant settlement service agency that provides services with language, settlement, community integration, employment - virtually or in person. The goal is to empower their clients and staff to collaborate, to learn and grow together and ultimately be able to chart a path so they are able to have a future in where the community can ultimately thrive.

Immigrant Services Calgary

Immigrant Services Calgary has been provides a wide range of settlement services to immigrants and refugees to help them settle in Calgary. ISC works collaboratively to ensure clients have access to programs and services that can help them overcome the challenges that come with immigrating to a new country. Services include translation services, english testing/education, employment support and more.

Immigrant Serving Agencies in the City of Edmonton

CMEF provides this exhaustive list of immigrant service agencies across the City of Edmonton

Immigrant, refugee, ethnocultural and racialized populations and the social determinants of health A Review of 2016 Census Data

This report analyzes data and solutions about the stigma and difficulties that immigrants face in seeking help for mental health problems.

Immigrate and Settle in Quebec

Immigrate and Settle in Quebec is a resource offering a variety of immigration services and opportunities to workers, students, famillies or enterprises. Comprehensive information is also given aiding in integration.

Immigration and Refugee Law Services

Legal Aid Alberta is a publically funded, non-profit that provides affordable legal services in many different sectors including immigration.

Jumpstart Refugee Talent

Jumpstart Refugee Talent is a refugee led non-profit organization and the only national organization exclusively serving refugees seeking meaningful economic inclusion. They focus on the economic empowerment of newly settled refugees in Canada by facilitating meaningful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.


MOSAIC is one of the largest settlement non-profit organizations in Canada. They serve immigrant, refugee, migrant, and mainstream communities in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley as well as throughout the province of BC and overseas via online programs.

Muslim Association of Newfoundland & Labrador

This registered charity helped build the only present mosque in the province. It provides not only the ability for regular access to prayer sessions at the mosque but also an Sunday Islamic School as well as Quran classes for adult and children, and Sisters halaqas (study circles).

Newcomer Guide to Indigenous Culture

This site is an introduction to Indigenous culture to newcomers to Canada, It discusses the Inuit, First Nations, and Metis.

Nisa Homes

A non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation that provides a safe haven and support services to women, children and families who are experiencing homelessness and/or domestic and family violence, poverty or seeking asylum.

Resources for Immigrants, Parents and Educators during COVID-19 Crisis

The ILC Public Education Institute has compiled resources for immigrants, refugees, parents and educators. These include health, finance, legal and employment services, resources for combating discrimination, and immigration-related lesson plans and activities for homeschooling and distance learning.

Service à la Famille Chinoise

They are dedicated to promote well-being members of the Chinese community, while facilitating their integration and development in Quebec society. They help to provide services such as integration programs, employability, individual and family support, senior services, youth department, etc.

This is a website where newcomers can find answers to common questions about living in Ontario and Canada in general.

Translators without Borders

TWB translates more than ten million words per year for non-profit organizations by working with thousands of volunteer translators worldwide. Their work focuses on crisis response, development, capacity building, and advocacy.

What is Islamophobia? - C-REX - Center for Research on Extremism

Islamaphobia is defined and the history and prevalence of Islamaphobia is discussed.

Yukon Cares

This grassroots organization focuses on helping refugee families to begin their new lives in the community with a one-year sponsorship period. The volunteers will assist families with living expenses, and provide social support that is broadened to all areas that is needed backed up from assistance from Yukoners, and the government as well.

Read, Watch, & Learn

Reducing barriers to healthcare access for immigrant and refugees (Webinar)

Webinar about strategies to improve access to healthcare to immigrants and refugees

UPROAR - Film on Bill 21 Which Prohibits the Display of Religious Symbols by Public Sector Workers

Short documentary on Bill 21 which was introduced in the Province of Quebec, Canada. Bill 21 prohibits the display of religious symbols by public sector workers within the workplace. This Bill was passed in legislation on June 16th 2019 and has created an uproar within the community since it has been passed as law.

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