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School programs help Afghan children thrive in Canada

| 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. Since August 2021, Canada has welcomed a total of 16,270 Afghan refugees, including over 3,800 school-aged children.


Afghan newcomers continue to arrive in Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. Canada has now welcomed over 16,000 Afghan refugees, including the arrival of a charter flight in Vancouver this morning with 313 Afghans who supported Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.


Canada marks 15,000 arrivals of Afghan refugees

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada has now marked an important milestone by welcoming our 15,000th Afghan refugee since August 2021. To date, we have welcomed 15,475 vulnerable Afghans. The latest newcomers arrived in Toronto, Ontario, on June 8 on a charter flight with approximately 300 Afghan nationals on board as part of Canada’s privately sponsored refugee program.


Implementation of a measure to protect the integrity of the International Student Program in Quebec

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Jean Boulet, Quebec Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity, Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region, and the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, announced a new measure to restrict access to the post-graduation work permit for certain graduates of unsubsidized private learning institutions.


Canada celebrates Pride Month by helping Afghan LGBTQ2 individuals

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. Canada has now welcomed a total of 14,645 Afghan refugees, with more arriving every week.


Warm welcome for Ukrainians on third charter flight in Halifax

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

As part of our commitment to support those fleeing Russia’s unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, Canada secured charter flights for those needing help to travel here. The Government of Canada continues to work closely with provinces and territories, settlement organizations and NGOs across the country to support Ukrainians and their family members before, during, and after their arrival in Canada.


Financial assistance now available for Ukrainians in Canada

| Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | news releases

Canada continues to stand with the people of Ukraine, and is committed to helping Ukrainians find safe haven. That includes helping them travel to Canada and putting in place the necessary supports for Ukrainians and their families so they can be successful after they arrive.


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