Refugee Research Links

Group One: CTV Article about Canada

Group Two: 14 Facts about Refugees – Amnesty Canada

Group Three: UN Figures at a Glance

Group Four: Amnsesty UK – Pages 5,6,7

Group Five: Canadian Council for Refugees – Myths and Facts

Group Six: Syrians in Canada – One Year Later

Social Studies Research Links – Human Welfare Agencies

United Nations

UNICEF – United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNHCR – United Nations High Commission for Refugees (The UN Refugee Agency) 

Canadian Council for Refugees

International Rescue Committee

War Child

Stephen Lewis Foundation

World Vision

Amnesty International

Medecins san Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders

Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child

International Committee of the Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross

World Food Program

Oxfam International

Salvation Army – Canada

SOS Children’s Villages


PLAN International

Save the Children

Assembly of First Nations

International Indian Treaty Council



Peace and Conflict Books Clubs – Research Links

Affected by War

Refugees/Displaced By War


Living in Wartime



Animals and War



Children’s Rights

Child Labour:




Child Soldiers:



Civil Rights



Fighting a War



First Nations

Residential Schools:











Career Ed. – Job Research

The best research sites:

  • Government of Canada Job Bank – enter the job title (make use of the drop-down options once you start typing) and location you hope to live in. For your research, FOCUS on the links at the start of the description that include “Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations”
  • National Occupation Classification – every job in Canada is classified into this registry.  You will have to sort through some of the technical language, but much of your information can be found here.
  • Alberta OCC info – information and videos are from Alberta, but a lot of the information is transferable.  You can search by occupation to find all the jobs related to your keyword.
  • Work BC Career Profiles – a great place to find lots of research information – make use of the drop-down options once you start typing.

Videos and other Information:

  • Career Trek – videos about various careers.  Be cautious that information such as career outlooks and salaries are related to British Columbia, but some information is transferable to other provinces.  Be sure to click on the yellow “GET THE FULL STORY” on the right-hand side of the video – this gives you a complete job profile.
  • Talent Egg Career Guides – these guides provide job ideas and information about various fields of work.  There are also numerous links to information from employers, employees, and companies in each field.
  • Exploring Occupations – University of Manitoba – this page provides a variety of links to information about each field of work.
  • Next Steps – Calgary Youth Employment Centre – profiles of jobs with a link to the Alberta OCC information.
  • Career Video Profiles – short videos on jobs in some main Canadian industries