Program delivery update: Special measures for Afghanistan

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

August 24, 2021

Effective August 23, 2021, processing networks must prioritize processing family class applications, applications from protected persons in Canada and their dependants overseas, and applications from dependants of resettled Afghan refugees.

The instructions on special measures for Afghanistan provide general guidance to officers who process these types of applications.

Prioritized populations include

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