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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Canada has welcomed 160 Afghan refugees


Canada has welcomed 160 Afghan refugees

The government of Canada made a new update regarding the Afghan refugees in the country on June 3, 2022.


According to the last update, Canada has accepted 160 more Afghan refugees since May 27, 2022. As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 14,645 Afghan refugees. The government of Canada aimed to bring at least 40,000 Afghan nationals to Canada through the special programs for Afghan refugees, as well as via the special immigration program for Afghan nationals who assisted Canadian forces in Afghanistan.


Through the special programs, the government of Canada will resettle

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

  • 18,000 Afghans through the special immigration program for Afghan nationals who closely assisted our efforts in Afghanistan

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

The government will also continue to explore other options and pathways to bring Afghans to Canada, including the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot Program.


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