Temporary public policy for the resettlement of Afghan nationals with a significant and/or enduring relationship to Canada

Date Announced:

August 9, 2022


Afghan nationals in Afghanistan with a significant and/or enduring relationship with the Government of Canada will face an increased risk of being targeted for attacks and assassination campaigns due to the perception by insurgents that they have supported “western interests”.

The Temporary Public Policy for the Resettlement of Afghan Nationals with a Significant and/or Enduring Relationship to Canada recognizes the high vulnerability and elevated risk faced by individuals in Afghanistan associated with the Government of Canada, as well as their accompanying family members and certain other members of their family, as specified below. This new temporary public policy will facilitate the immigration of individuals with a significant and /or enduring relationship with the Government of Canada and their family members to Canada as members of the Convention Refugee Abroad Class of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (“the Regulations”).

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



Afghan; resettlement

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