Canada expands resettlement program to bring more Afghans to safety

Date Announced:

August 13, 2021


Canada will resettle 20,000 vulnerable Afghans threatened by the Taliban and forced to flee Afghanistan. Canada will continue to implement the special immigration program for Afghans who contributed to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan. In addition, we will introduce a special program to focus on particularly vulnerable groups that are already welcomed to Canada through existing resettlement streams, including women leaders, human rights defenders, journalists, persecuted religious minorities, LGBTI individuals, and family members of previously resettled interpreters. The program will welcome government-supported and privately sponsored refugees, along with those sponsored by family already in Canada.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



Afghanistan | LGBTI | journalists | resettlement | women human rights advocates |

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