(Original Post Date: Aug 30, 2021 | Last Updated: September 16, 2021)
The following info-page is curated by the BC Refugee Hub with the most up-to-date information on Canada’s Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program.
The Government of Canada has announced the resettlement of 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada.
This will be done through:
Resettlement for the special humanitarian program for Afghan refugees outside of Afghanistan will be via the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) and the Government Assisted Refugees (GAR) programs.
BC Refugee Hub – Training and Information Webinars:
September 21, 2021 – Canada’s Private Sponsorship Program – Register >>
Latest Information and News
September 7, 2021 – Find out what special measures for Afghanistan apply to you
September 7, 2021 – Special measures for Afghan applications
August 31, 2021 – Canada reaches agreement with U.S. to support refugees’ travel to safety
August 27, 2021 – UNHCR the refugee brief
August 26, 2021 – Supporting Afghan nationals – Key figures
August 25, 2021 – Assistance for Canadians and permanent residents in Afghanistan
August 19, 2021 – Resettling Afghans who assisted Canada: Avoid becoming a victim of fraud
August 19, 2021 – Measures for processing of files for Afghan nationals
August 19, 2021 – Supporting Afghan nationals: How the special programs work
August 17, 2021 – How Canada is supporting vulnerable Afghans
August 17, 2021 – UNHCR issues a non-return advisory for Afghanistan
August 13, 2021 – News Release on Canada’s Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program
Government of Canada – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) – Contact for Afghan Refugee Resettlement
English – Contact information for IRCC
French – Coordonnées d’IRCC
Government of Canada – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) – How to Help
Volunteer and Donate through IRCC – Information on ways you can volunteer and donate.
Resources for Private Sponsorship of Refugees
Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program – Information on different ways to sponsor refugees.
Refugee Sponsorship Training – Provides training and information on privately sponsoring refugees.
Settlement Sector Response
Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) – Afghanistan Crisis Information Update
MOSAIC – Private Sponsorship of Refugees – Afghan Refugee Registration
ISSofBC – Canadian Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) – Help for Afghan Women
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society – CBC News Interview on Afghan refugee settlement process