British Columbia

Legal Services Society: Legal Aid BC

The Legal Services Society (LSS) is a non-profit organization created to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to people with low incomes, including asylum-seekers, in the province of British Columbia. They could assist you in obtaining financial help to pay for a lawyer to represent you at your hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB).


The Kinbrace community welcomes refugee claimants with housing, education, and support. If you are a refugee claimant preparing for your hearing, get ready with the Kinbrace Refugee Hearing Preparation Guide, a collaborative initiative developed in 11 languages for each region of Canada.

Immigration & Refugee Legal Clinic

The Immigration and Refugee Legal Clinic provides free legal advice and representation, with interpretation services, for low-income people across BC. The clinic acts as a safety net for individuals and families, whose cases are not covered or easy to serve in the traditional legal aid system.

Please also visit the British Columbia government’s website on services available to asylum-seekers.