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Canada has welcomed 7,140 Afghan refugees since August 2021

Under Canada’s commitment to welcome up to 40,000 refugees and vulnerable Afghans to Canada, the Government is currently working to increase the number of eligible Afghans.

As of today, Canada welcomed 7,140 Afghan refugees under all streams since August 2021.

The Government of Canada received 14,740 applications from Afghan nationals for immigration under the special immigration program for Afghans who assisted the Government in Afghanistan.

9,815 applications have been approved so far, and 4,290 Afghans arrived in Canada under this program. In addition, Canada also accepted 2,850 Afghan refugees under the humanitarian program.

#Afghanistan, #Afghan_refugees, #refugees, #Afghans, #Taliban

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/family-of-afghan-refugees-reunited-in-vancouver-after-years-of-separation-1.5750538#:~:text=Canada%20has%20committed%20to%20welcome%20at%20least%2040%2C000,Some%207%2C140%20Afghans%20have%20arrived%20since%20August%202021.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/refugees/afghanistan/key-figures.html

 

January 27, 2022

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser promised to achieve justice for the families of the victims who died on Flight 752

On the second anniversary of the Flight 752 tragedy, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser promised that the Government would get justice for the families of the victims.

In January 2020, Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 was shot down over Iran, where 55 Canadians and 30 Canadian permanent residents died.

“As we commemorate this sombre anniversary, we recommit ourselves to honour the lives lost to this tragedy and other air disasters, pursue justice for the victims, and support their families,” stated the minister in his tweet.

#Fraser, #Flight_752, #Flight_tragedy, #Iran

http://jobangill.ca/immigration-minister-sean-fraser-vows-justice-for-families-of-victims-of-flight-752/

https://globalnews.ca/video/8498326/we-will-not-rest-until-we-achieve-justice-immigration-minister-on-2nd-anniversary-of-flight-752-tragedy/

January 27, 2022

The US prohibited non-vaccinated Canadian travellers to cross the border

Canadian citizens and temporary residents in Canada are no longer allowed to travel to the United States unless they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

On January 22, 2022, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prohibited unvaccinated foreign nationals travelling into the US from Canada and Mexico to cross the land borders.

This decision can impact many Canadians who work in essential occupations and travel to the US on a regular basis.

Particularly, trucking companies can find it difficult to deliver goods across the border.

#USCanadaborder, #borders, #Vaccination, #Travelrestrictions, #essentialworkers, #COVID19, #Bordermeasures

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/canadians-now-have-to-be-fully-vaccinated-to-cross-the-u-s-land-border-1.5751101

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/canada-travel-united-states-border-vaccinated

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2022/01/20/dhs-require-non-us-individual-travelers-entering-united-states-land-ports-entry-and

January 26, 2022

Travel to Canada with unvaccinated children

Children under 12 years can travel to or from Canada being unvaccinated and without getting a COVID-19 test.

However, while travelling to Canada, parents whose children just turned 12 sometimes do not have enough time to provide vaccination to their children and find it difficult to decide how and when to travel.

According to the travel requirements implemented by the Government of Canada, there is a 4-month exemption period for children turning 12, which allows them to travel without getting vaccinated.

In addition, this period gives children enough time to receive both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.

#Vaccination, #Travelrestrictions, #COVID19, #Bordermeasures

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/unvaccinated-travellers-entering-canada-covid-19.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/fully-vaccinated-travellers-without-covid-19-symptoms-returning-canada.html

January 26, 2022