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Canada marks 20,000 Afghan arrivals with help from partners at home and abroad

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada continues to work hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible, which is one of the largest commitments of its kind in the world. Welcoming refugees to Canada is an integral part of our country’s long-standing and proud humanitarian tradition.


Canada continues to strengthen asylum processing capacity in the Americas

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to prioritizing the protection of the world’s most vulnerable. As access to international protection remains a challenge, Canada will continue its commitment to ensure that those in need have clear pathways to safety.


A stronger immigration system that better serves newcomers

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada continues to be a destination of choice for people looking for a new place to work, study, and build their lives. That’s why Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is striving toward a modernized and digitalized immigration system to further expedite processing and give newcomers the experience they expect and deserve.


Expanding the benefits of immigration in rural and northern communities 

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Immigration plays a crucial role in our economic recovery from the pandemic and, now more than ever, newcomers are vital to the future of rural and northern communities across the country. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting these communities, expanding immigration to create jobs, addressing our labour shortage, and helping businesses grow.


Tackling immigration backlogs to help Canadian businesses grow

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada is a destination of choice for people looking for a new place to work, study and build their lives with their families, and immigration is key to helping employers fill hundreds of thousands of vacant positions across the country and grow our economy.


Afghan newcomers to celebrate first Canada Day

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada continues to work hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. For the over 16,270 Afghan refugees who have landed in Canada since last August, tomorrow’s festivities will mark their first Canada Day in their new communities.


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