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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Educational institutions in Canada offer career training programs to Afghan refugees


Educational institutions in Canada offer career training programs to Afghan refugees

The government of Canada published a report announcing on March 4, 2022 that Canadian educational institutions help refugees from Afghanistan gain higher education and access career training programs.


Canadian colleges and universities launch special programs for refugees, offering them bursaries and free education, as well as language training programs. This is a very critical step for these refugees to find financial independence and success in the Canadian workforce.


Canada will also be able to deal with the labour shortage in the country and fill key job vacancies by helping refugees get education or upgrade their education.


The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Honourable Sean Fraser, said:

"I’m heartened to see Canadians across the country continue to support some of the world’s most vulnerable, and I’m proud that our country’s colleges and universities are helping break down financial barriers faced by many Afghan newcomers."

The minister added that,

"Be it language training, skills upgrades, or post-secondary studies, these opportunities will open doors for our new arrivals while helping Canada address our labour shortage and grow the economy."

The government of Canada is striving to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. There are now 8,580 Afghan refugees in Canada, and more are arriving every week.





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