Canada expands efforts to welcome more Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh

Date Announced:

March 30, 2021

Active Period:

March 30, 2021 until further notice.


Canada introduces a new policy to help more Yazidis and other survivors of Daesh reunite with their families in Canada. This policy will reunite extended family members, including siblings, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, along with those who may have been unable to previously apply for resettlement.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Family class (reunification) | Refugees


Daesh | extended family | resettlement | Yazidi

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