A group of around 250 Afghan refugees who recently arrived in Canada in a chartered flight, will settle in Ontario. (Photo – IRCC)
Sean Fraser, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, said the newly-arrived Afghan refugees will settle in Kitchener, Richmond Hill, Pickering and Ottawa.
The first chartered flight carrying 250 Afghan nationals landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also took to Twitter on Friday to welcome the newly-arrived Afghan refugees.
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 Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said in a statement.
The statement further added that the humanitarian program complements Canada’s special immigration program for Afghans who worked for Canada during and after our military mission. Overall, Canada has welcomed almost 4,000 Afghan refugees.