Immigration and Refugee Resources (23:VI)

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This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on August 1, 2023.

Immigration Services Society of BC

Telephone: 604-684-2561 Website:

  • Support services for immigrants and refugees
  • Settlement, education, language and employment services
  • Supports refugee claimants throughout the process, including assistance filling out application forms, applying for Legal Aid, using the healthcare system, cultural orientation, and other general settlement services (Settlement Orientation Services: 604-255-1881)



  • Offers settlement information and services for immigrants
  • Legal advocacy program for low-income immigrants (604-254-9626)
  • Interpretation and translation services (Interpretation: 604-254-8022 Translation: 604-254-0469)

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada Client Support Centre

Telephone: 1-888-242-2100

  • Pre-recorded information about immigration programs, live chat with agents for general questions and specific questions about your case

Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture

Telephone: 778-372-6593 Toll-Free: 1-866-393-3133 Website:

  • Counselling and support services for survivors of torture, trauma and political violence
  • Referrals to other agencies and professionals

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