Canada previously announced it will welcome 20,000 refugees including Afghan minorities, women’s rights activists, LGBTQ2+ individuals, and journalists along with their families through the Afghan resettlement program. As part of its electoral platform, the Liberal Party of Canada promised to welcome an additional 20,000 Afghans, bringing the total to 40,000 refugees by the end of 2023.

As of September 27, 2021,  Federal Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau in his address to the United Nations General Assembly that Canada is committed to welcoming 40,000 Afghan refugees.


In addition to visiting the for information about the types of sponsorship, you can find additional information about the types of sponsorship available for refugees from Afghanistan and elsewhere here:

For the best and most up-to-date information for Afghans seeking to come to Canada or people in Canada looking to support Canada’s response, please visit:


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