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Canada welcomed over 45,000 Afghan refugees since August 2021

On January 3, 2024, the Canadian government made an update regarding the Afghan refugees arriving in the country. The last update shows Canada has accepted 1,985 Afghan refugees since December 5, 2023. As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 45,820 Afghan refugees. Canada received 20,535 Afghans and their families' applications under the Special Immigration Measures Program for Afghans who had assisted the Government of Canada in Afghanistan. 13,305 Afghans arrived in Canada under that program, and 22,305 Afghan nationals came under the Humanitarian program. In addition, Canada admitted 3,120 applicants under the pathway for extended family members of former interpreters.

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