#WelcomeAfghans: Key figures

The Government of Canada remains firm in its commitment to welcome at least 40,000 refugees and vulnerable Afghans to Canada. This will be done through several programs, including:

Information on this page is up to date as of May 12, 2022. Data is approximate and subject to change.

Welcomed in Canada

13,050

People who have arrived in Canada, under all streams, since August 2021

Special immigration program for Afghans who assisted the Government of Canada

Afghan nationals arriving through the special immigration program for those who assisted the Government of Canada fall under the government-assisted refugee program.

Applications received
15,065
Applications approved
10,330
Arrived in Canada
6,225

Humanitarian program

Afghan nationals arriving through the humanitarian program fall under the government-assisted refugee and privately sponsored refugee programs. We’re working with trusted international and Canadian partners to implement this new humanitarian program. Afghan nationals don’t apply directly to us for this program.

Arrived in Canada
6,825

Afghan refugees who have arrived in Canada by destination province and community

Government-assisted refugees (GARs) resettle in communities where there is an IRCC-funded resettlement service provider organization. The Province of Quebec receives separate funding to provide similar services as part of the Canada-Quebec Accord.

Privately sponsored refugees (PSRs) settle in the same community as their sponsor.

Figures between 0 and 10 are shown as “--”. All other figures are rounded to the nearest 5. As a result of rounding, data may not sum to the totals indicated. This is done to prevent individuals from being identified when IRCC data is compiled and compared to other publicly available statistics.

Destination community
Province Community Number of GARs Number of PSRs Total number of people
British Columbia Abbotsford -- -- --
British Columbia Burnaby -- 40 40
British Columbia Coquitlam -- 35 35
British Columbia Delta -- -- --
British Columbia Kelowna 60 -- 60
British Columbia Langley -- -- --
British Columbia Maple Ridge -- -- --
British Columbia Nanaimo -- -- --
British Columbia North Vancouver -- -- --
British Columbia Port Coquitlam -- 30 30
British Columbia Port Moody -- -- --
British Columbia Surrey -- 35 35
British Columbia Vancouver 1,045 20 1,065
British Columbia Victoria -- -- --
British Columbia Whistler -- -- --
Alberta Airdrie -- 15 15
Alberta Calgary 2,020 485 2,505
Alberta Chestermere -- --
Alberta Edmonton 325 250 575
Alberta Fort McMurray -- -- --
Alberta Leduc -- -- --
Alberta Lethbridge -- -- --
Alberta Red Deer 20 -- 20
Alberta Three Hills -- -- --
Saskatchewan Moose Jaw -- -- --
Saskatchewan Prince Albert -- -- --
Saskatchewan Regina 160 15 175
Saskatchewan Saskatoon 230 -- 230
Manitoba Brandon 40 -- 40
Manitoba Winnipeg 195 30 225
Ontario Ajax -- 170 170
Ontario Alliston -- -- --
Ontario Ancaster -- 15 15
Ontario Aurora -- 15 15
Ontario Barrie -- -- --
Ontario Bowmanville -- 15 15
Ontario Bradford -- -- --
Ontario Brampton -- 150 150
Ontario Brantford 15 -- 15
Ontario Burlington -- 25 25
Ontario Caledon -- -- --
Ontario Cornwall 25 -- 25
Ontario Courtice -- -- --
Ontario Don Mills -- -- --
Ontario East Gwillimbury -- 20 20
Ontario East York -- -- --
Ontario Elmira -- -- --
Ontario Etobicoke -- 20 20
Ontario Fergus -- -- --
Ontario Guelph -- 25 25
Ontario Hamilton 350 85 435
Ontario Holland Landing -- -- --
Ontario Kanata -- -- --
Ontario Keswick -- -- --
Ontario Kingston 40 -- 40
Ontario Kitchener 215 135 350
Ontario Leamington 40 -- 40
Ontario London 180 45 225
Ontario Maple -- -- --
Ontario Markham -- 20 20
Ontario Milton -- 20 20
Ontario Mississauga 525 160 685
Ontario Nepean -- -- --
Ontario Newmarket -- 30 30
Ontario Niagara Falls -- -- --
Ontario North York -- 55 55
Ontario Oakville -- 20 20
Ontario Orangeville -- -- --
Ontario Orleans -- -- --
Ontario Oshawa -- 20 20
Ontario Ottawa 640 95 735
Ontario Oxford County -- -- --
Ontario Peterborough 90 -- 90
Ontario Pickering -- 75 75
Ontario Richmond Hill -- 105 105
Ontario St. Catharines -- -- --
Ontario Sault Ste. Marie 30 -- 30
Ontario Scarborough -- 105 105
Ontario Stouffville -- 15 15
Ontario Thornton -- -- --
Ontario Thunder Bay 105 -- 105
Ontario Toronto 2,140 660 2,800
Ontario Vaughan -- 25 25
Ontario Waterloo -- 15 15
Ontario Whitby -- 15 15
Ontario Windsor 130 -- 130
Ontario Woodbridge -- 15 15
Quebec Blainville -- -- --
Quebec Brossard 15 25 40
Quebec Carignan -- -- --
Quebec Chambly -- -- --
Quebec Courcelles -- -- --
Quebec Gatineau 20 -- 20
Quebec Granby -- -- --
Quebec Greenfield Park -- -- --
Quebec Joliette -- -- --
Quebec Laval -- 55 55
Quebec Longueuil 25 60 85
Quebec Mirabel -- -- --
Quebec Montreal 45 35 80
Quebec Quebec City -- -- --
Quebec Rosemere -- -- --
Quebec Saint-Hubert -- -- --
Quebec Sherbrooke 25 40 65
New Brunswick Fredericton -- -- --
New Brunswick Moncton -- -- --
New Brunswick Saint John 15 -- 15
Nova Scotia Dartmouth -- -- --
Nova Scotia Halifax 160 -- 160
Prince Edward Island Charlottetown -- -- --
Newfoundland and Labrador St. John’s 320 -- 320

There are also 115 people whose destination communities have not yet been confirmed.

For privacy, and for the safety and security of those involved, we can’t provide details on specific cases. Data is preliminary and subject to change. We’ll update this page as more information becomes available.

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