First Group of Afghan Refugees Arriving in Canada

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The first group of Afghan refugees arrived in Canada on August 4, 2021.

They will be resettled through a special immigration program for individuals and their families who provided support to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan.

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) and the Honourable Minister Maryam Monsef welcomed them at the aiport.

These refugees are coming to Canada as government-assisted refugees. To help the Afghans adjust to life in Canada, service provider organizations in communities across Canada are preparing to welcome them.

All those arriving under this special immigration program have met Canada’s requirements concerning eligibility, admissibility and security screenings. The Afghan refugees were tested for COVID-19 on arrival and will follow all quarantine and testing requirements to protect the health and safety of those in Canada.

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Admissibility: quality of being acceptable, capability of being allowed

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