Glossary of Terms

AMSSA has compiled two glossaries of terms to help British Columbia’s immigrant settlement sector navigate the language frequently used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

Frontline Settlement Worker Glossary -  For use by front line settlement staff in their day to day work with clients. 

Grants & Contributions Glossary – For use by program managers and directors when negotiating grants and contributions agreements.

Sources:  AMSSA has reviewed and centralized the most important key terms from a multitude of CIC sources.  All definitions can be found on CIC’s Help Centre GlossaryFacts and Figures Glossary, or Annex A of the Negotiating Your Contribution Agreement with CIC document.  AMSSA's previous Glossary of Terms can be found on the WelcomeBC Glossary of Terms page.