“Our new policy will ensure that more Yazidis and other survivors can be reunited with loved ones so that they can start new lives in Canada.”— the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC)
Over 1,400 Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh have settled in Canada since 2017. Minister Mendicino announced a new policy to help more Yazidis and other survivors of Daesh reunite with their families in Canada, including siblings, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, etc.
Survivors of Daesh are people in Northern Iraq, including Iraqis and Yazidis. The Yazidis are one of Iraq’s oldest minorities.
All COVID-19-related protocols are followed for refugees resettled in Canada. Comprehensive security screening, biometric checks and medical exams will be completed for all applicants prior to resettlement.
* Information provided in this post is based on IRCC’s official news release on March 30, 2021: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2021/03/canada-expands-efforts-to-welcome-more-yazidi-refugees-and-other-survivors-of-daesh.html