Over 17 Thousand Afghan Refugees Arrived in Canada Since August 2021

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Settlement News

The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan refugees in Canada as quickly and safely as possible. We developed several special programs and measures that reflect the long and enduring relationship we have with Afghans, and to protect some of the most vulnerable groups in Afghanistan.

17,375 Afghan refugees have arrived in Canada, under all streams since August 2021.

To welcome Afghan refugees, and help them adjust to life here in Canada, the federal government is working closely with

  • provinces and territories
  • settlement service providers
  • private sponsors and stakeholders

Afghan refugees arrive in Canada as government-assisted or privately sponsored refugees. Learn more about how Canada’s refugee system works.

Find out what special measures for Afghanistan apply to you by answer a few questions here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/refugees/afghanistan/wizard.html