#WelcomeAfghans: Key figures

The Government of Canada remains firm in its commitment to welcome at least 40,000 refugees and vulnerable Afghans to Canada. We’re doing this through several programs, including:

Information on this page is up to date as of November 30, 2022. Data is approximate and subject to change.

Welcomed in Canada

25,865

People who have arrived in Canada since August 2021 under all streams and federal refugee resettlement programs

Special Immigration Measures Program for Afghans who assisted the Government of Canada

Afghan nationals arriving through the Special Immigration Measures Program for those who assisted the Government of Canada fall under the government-assisted refugee program.

Applications received
16,755
Applications approved
11,215
Arrived in Canada
9,080

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
14,895

Pathway for extended family members of former interpreters

This permanent residence pathway resettles extended family members of former interpreters. For extended family members to be eligible, the interpreters must

Arrived in Canada
670

Afghans who have arrived in Canada by destination province and community

The map and table below show the number of Afghans resettling in Canada since 2021 through one of our special programs, including government-assisted refugee (GAR) and privately sponsored refugee (PSR) programs. The data shows:

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 Number of extended family members Total number of people
British Columbia Abbotsford 260 -- -- 260
British Columbia Burnaby -- 100 25 125
British Columbia Coquitlam -- 60 -- 60
British Columbia Delta -- -- -- --
British Columbia Fernie -- -- -- --
British Columbia Fort St. John -- -- -- --
British Columbia Kelowna 85 -- -- 85
British Columbia Langley -- -- -- --
British Columbia Maple Ridge -- 20 -- 20
British Columbia Mission -- -- -- --
British Columbia Nanaimo 30 -- -- 30
British Columbia New Westminster -- -- -- --
British Columbia North Vancouver -- -- -- --
British Columbia Pitt Meadows -- -- -- --
British Columbia Port Coquitlam -- 50 25 75
British Columbia Port Moody -- -- -- --
British Columbia Richmond -- -- -- --
British Columbia Surrey 535 110 20 665
British Columbia Vancouver 1420 75 -- 1495
British Columbia Victoria 20 30 -- 50
British Columbia Whistler -- -- -- --
Alberta Airdrie -- 35 -- 35
Alberta Brooks -- -- -- --
Alberta Calgary 2765 1120 80 3965
Alberta Chestermere -- -- --
Alberta Edmonton 550 500 -- 1050
Alberta Fort McMurray 25 -- -- 25
Alberta Fort Saskatchewan -- -- -- --
Alberta Grande-Prairie 35 -- -- 35
Alberta Leduc -- -- -- --
Alberta Lethbridge 60 -- -- 60
Alberta Medicine Hat 15 -- -- 15
Alberta Red Deer 110 25 -- 135
Alberta Sherwood Park -- -- -- --
Alberta Three Hills -- -- -- --
Saskatchewan Moose Jaw 40 -- -- 40
Saskatchewan Prince Albert 35 -- -- 35
Saskatchewan Regina 310 20 -- 330
Saskatchewan Saskatoon 515 205 -- 720
Saskatchewan Yorkton -- -- -- --
Manitoba Blumenort -- -- -- --
Manitoba Brandon 105 -- -- 105
Manitoba Landmark -- -- -- --
Manitoba Steinbach -- -- -- --
Manitoba Winkler 15 -- -- 15
Manitoba Winnipeg 325 75 -- 400
Ontario Ajax -- 350 15 365
Ontario Alliston -- -- -- --
Ontario Ancaster -- 15 -- 15
Ontario Aurora -- 25 -- 25
Ontario Bancroft -- -- -- --
Ontario Barrie -- -- -- --
Ontario Belleville -- 15 -- 15
Ontario Bowmanville -- 25 -- 25
Ontario Bradford -- 30 -- 30
Ontario Brampton -- 305 -- 305
Ontario Brantford 60 -- -- 60
Ontario Burlington -- 50 -- 50
Ontario Caledon -- 15 -- 15
Ontario Caledonia -- -- -- --
Ontario Cornwall 30 -- -- 30
Ontario Courtice -- -- -- --
Ontario Cumberland -- -- -- --
Ontario Don Mills -- -- -- --
Ontario East Gwillimbury -- 35 -- 35
Ontario East York -- -- -- --
Ontario Elmira -- -- -- --
Ontario Etobicoke -- 45 -- 45
Ontario Fergus -- -- -- --
Ontario Georgetown -- -- -- --
Ontario Guelph -- 70 -- 70
Ontario Hamilton 450 195 -- 645
Ontario Heidelberg -- -- -- --
Ontario Holland Landing -- -- -- --
Ontario Innisfil -- 15 15 30
Ontario Kanata -- -- -- --
Ontario Keswick -- 20 -- 20
Ontario King City -- 20 -- 20
Ontario Kingston 85 20 -- 105
Ontario Kitchener 435 265 -- 700
Ontario Kleinburg -- 30 -- 30
Ontario Lanark -- -- -- --
Ontario Leamington 125 -- -- 125
Ontario Lindsay -- -- -- --
Ontario London 400 90 -- 490
Ontario Manotick -- -- -- --
Ontario Maple -- 20 -- 20
Ontario Markham -- 85 -- 85
Ontario Merrickville -- -- -- --
Ontario Midland -- -- -- --
Ontario Milton -- 45 -- 45
Ontario Mississauga 900 290 -- 1190
Ontario Mount Hope -- -- -- --
Ontario Nepean -- -- -- --
Ontario New Hamburg -- -- -- --
Ontario Newmarket -- 45 -- 45
Ontario Niagara Falls -- -- -- --
Ontario North York -- 160 45 205
Ontario Oakville -- 35 -- 35
Ontario Orangeville -- -- -- --
Ontario Orleans -- -- -- --
Ontario Oshawa -- 135 35 170
Ontario Ottawa 915 220 100 1235
Ontario Owen Sound -- -- -- --
Ontario Oxford County -- -- -- --
Ontario Peterborough 185 -- -- 185
Ontario Pickering -- 190 -- 190
Ontario Richmond Hill -- 200 -- 200
Ontario St. Catharines 50 -- -- 50
Ontario Sault Ste. Marie 95 -- -- 95
Ontario Scarborough -- 220 -- 220
Ontario Stittsville -- -- -- --
Ontario Smithville -- -- -- --
Ontario Stouffville -- 15 -- 15
Ontario Thorndale -- -- -- --
Ontario Thornhill -- -- -- --
Ontario Thornton -- -- -- --
Ontario Thunder Bay 120 -- -- 120
Ontario Toronto 3480 1345 250 5075
Ontario Trenton -- -- -- --
Ontario Vaughan -- 50 -- 50
Ontario Waterdown -- -- -- --
Ontario Waterloo -- 40 -- 40
Ontario Whitby -- 65 -- 65
Ontario Windsor 360 -- -- 360
Ontario Woodbridge -- 30 -- 30
Quebec Blainville -- 15 -- 15
Quebec Brossard 15 90 -- 105
Quebec Carignan -- 20 -- 20
Quebec Chambly -- 30 -- 30
Quebec Courcelles -- -- -- --
Quebec Gatineau 30 -- -- 30
Quebec Granby -- 25 -- 25
Quebec Greenfield Park -- -- -- --
Quebec Joliette -- -- -- --
Quebec Laval -- 135 -- 135
Quebec Longueuil 40 95 -- 135
Québec Mascouche -- -- -- --
Quebec Mirabel -- -- -- --
Quebec Montréal 65 120 -- 185
Quebec Quebec City -- 30 -- 30
Quebec Rosemère -- -- -- --
Quebec Saint-Hubert -- 30 -- 30
Quebec Saint-Hyacinthe -- -- -- --
Quebec Saint-Philippe -- -- -- --
Quebec Sherbrooke 30 155 -- 185
Quebec Terrebonne -- -- -- --
New Brunswick Bathurst 20 -- -- 20
New Brunswick Edmundston -- -- -- --
New Brunswick Fredericton 145 -- -- 145
New Brunswick Moncton 115 -- -- 115
New Brunswick Sackville -- -- -- --
New Brunswick Saint John 140 -- -- 140
Nova Scotia Antigonish -- -- -- --
Nova Scotia Dartmouth -- -- -- --
Nova Scotia Halifax 345 40 -- 385
Prince Edward Island Charlottetown 30 -- -- 30
Newfoundland and Labrador St. John’s 710 -- -- 710

There are also 65 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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