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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Canada accepted additional 855 Afghan refugees


Canada accepted additional 855 Afghan refugees

The government of Canada made a new update regarding the Afghan refugees in the country on May 24, 2022.


As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 13,905 Afghan refugees. The Canadian Government aimed to bring at least 40,000 Afghan nationals to Canada. Through the special programs for Afghan refugees, the government is planning to resettle:

  • 5,000 Afghan refugees through the permanent residence pathway for extended family members of former interpreters

  • 18,000 Afghan nationals through the special immigration program for Afghan nationals who assisted Canadian forces in Afghanistan and

  • a mix of government-assisted and privately-sponsored Afghan refugees through the humanitarian program

In order to welcome Afghan refugees to Canada and assist them in adjusting to life here, we work closely with provinces and territories, private sponsors, and settlement service providers.


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