30 Sep

Last August, right after the Taliban rapidly gained control of Afghanistan, Ottawa  announced a resettlement program to bring 20,000 Afghans from vulnerable groups into Canada. 

On September 27th the Canadian  Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said the government is planning to resettle 40,000 Afghan refugees from high-risk groups because Canada has a “moral imperative” to the people of Afghanistan. He added that Canada has resettled more than 2,500 Afghan refugees through the program already.

Moreover, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced that it is prioritising the application of Afghans and their families in 3 categories:

  • Permanent residence
  • Family reunion 
  • Temporary residence

However these  applications must meet the requirements to be prioritised.

In addition to that IRCC is implementing special measures like waiving fees and other requirements for these categories of applications for Afghans:

  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
  • Afghan nationals who are immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
  • Afghan nationals abroad who are approved for permanent residence in Canada.
  • Afghan nationals in Canada as temporary workers, students or visitors

If you have an immigration matter pending, we can help you by though our consultation session 

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