Another flight carrying a group of 350 Afghan refugees landed in Toronto Pearson International Airport on Tuesday, according to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
In a statement posted online, IRCC, said the newly-arrived refugees will resettle in Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.
“Yesterday in Toronto, we welcomed a flight of 350 privately sponsored Afghan refugees to Canada. These refugees will travel to their new communities in Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario and Saskatchewan, joining over 6,000 Afghans who have arrived in Canada so far.”
This comes as a group of 184 privately sponsored Afghan refugees arrived in Canada last week.
The first chartered flight carrying 250 Afghan nationals landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
The latest arrivals are part of Canada’s humanitarian commitment to welcome vulnerable Afghan refugees—including women leaders, human rights defenders, persecuted minorities, LGBTI individuals and journalists, the IRCC said in a statement following the arrival of first chartered flight.
The Government of Canada announced late in September it would welcome around 40,000 Afghan refugees.
Marc Garneau, the former Foreign Minister of Canada, informed about Canada’s intent to double its humanitarian resettlement commitment from 20,000 to 40,000, while addressing the General Debate of the 76th United Nations General Assembly ‘In Our Hands’.