OTTAWA – The Canadian government welcomed another 295 Afghan passengers from Pakistan, vowing to keep bringing Afghan refugees to the country.
The arrival of Afghans to Toronto was confirmed by the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Administration through its social media platform.
Earlier, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Marc Miller said that the government had fulfilled its commitment by effectively relocating a minimum of 40, 000 Afghan refugees to the country.
Miler said that the country was actively reviewing current immigration petitions and increasing its efforts to welcome more Afghan immigrants through several immigration initiatives, such as family sponsorship and refugee resettlement.
The Immigration Minister of Canada said they’re committed to helping Afghans, terming the relocation of Afghans in such large numbers as one of the most extensive resettlement programs for Afghans globally.
Canada is still committed to helping out. They’re looking at applications from the people who need help and giving them important things like healthcare, education, training, and support. They have special programs to help specific groups, like women activists, human rights defenders, persecuted minorities, and journalists.
It is to be highlighted that the migration of Afghans was triggered recently after Pakistan’s caretaker government and interior minister announced that people who are living in the country without the proper documentation need to leave by November 1, 2023, or they might be sent back to their home countries.
The federal government had also started a massive crackdown operation after the deadline; the government cites security and economic concerns as the reason behind the deportation though Afghan government claims that it was not involved in any subversie activities within Pakistana.