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Canada welcomed 28,345 Afghan nationals since August 2021

On January 6, 2023, the Government of Canada made a new update regarding the Afghan refugees arriving in the country. The last update shows Canada has accepted 1,130 Afghan refugees since December 23, 2022. As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 28,345 Afghan refugees. In addition, Canada received 17,055 Afghans and their families' applications under the Special Immigration Measures Program for Afghans who had assisted the Government of Canada in Afghanistan. Most of them – 9,505 Afghans arrived in Canada under that program, while 16,250 Afghan nationals came under the Humanitarian program. In addition, Canada admitted 1,045 applicants under the pathway for extended family members of former interpreters.