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).

Telephone: +1-866-577-2525
Address: 425 – 510 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3A8
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday — 9 am to 4 pm ; Wednesday — 9 am to 2:30 pm


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.

Telephone: +1-604-255-9691
Email: [email protected]

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.

Telephone: +1-778-372-6583
Email: [email protected]

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