AMSSA provides ongoing support to British Columbia’s settlement and language community and offers a diverse range of capacity building services for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) contract holders. Our services include:
Settlement Net is a password protected website and database that provides the settlement sector with reliable and timely information and resources on immigration, resettlement and migration. Every Tuesday morning, subscribers receive a weekly update e-mail that includes the latest Settlement related news, updates, initiatives and resources. Settlement Net is free for all to join.
Migration Matters Info Sheets
Migration Matters Info Sheets are two-page fact sheets that summarize statistics and provide the latest expert analysis and research materials on a range of settlement and integration topics.
Quick Links & Resources
Quick Links & Resources are curated directories of resources for settlement and language service providers. Topics include: language instruction and administration, employment, health and wellness, housing, local immigration partnerships (LIPs), organizational support, settlement workers in schools (SWIS), and specialized populations.
AMSSA coordinates the following committees to identify and discuss BC’s settlement, language, and integration needs and challenges, best practices in program delivery, research and reports in order to promote positive change to Canadian Policy:
Immigration Integration Coordination Committee (IICC)
The IICC is a network comprised of representatives from a regional cross-section of BC settlement service provider organizations. The IICC acts as a collective body of experienced sector representatives to provide strategic input, facilitate effective consultations as well as develop and improve professional standards in service delivery that impact the settlement and integration sector.
Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Working Group
The LIP Working Group will provide LIP service providers with collaboration and coordination opportunities at a provincial level. The LIP Working Group will consist of all 17 LIP service providers.
Settlement Language Working Group
The Settlement Language Working Group acts as a conduit for experts in the language field to provide strategic input, as well as assist with interpretation of policy and operational guidelines that impact the settlement language sector. The Committee is comprised of representatives from a regional cross-section of settlement language stakeholders.