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Humanitarian program for Afghan nationals in need of resettlement: Who is eligible1.

Updated: Jan 15, 2022


Humanitarian program for Afghan nationals in need of resettlement: Who is eligible


  • 1. About the program

  • 2. Who may be eligible

  • 3. How the program works

Eligibility To be eligible for this program you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • you’re an Afghan national

  • you’re outside of Afghanistan

  • you don’t have a durable solution in a third country and

  • you’re part of one of the following groups:

    • women leaders

    • human rights advocates

    • persecuted religious or ethnic minorities

    • LGBTI individuals

    • journalists and those who helped Canadian journalists


What to do if you think you might be eligible You should register for refugee status with either the

  • United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

  • government of the country in which you now live

To resettle in Canada as either a government-assisted refugee or a privately sponsored refugee, you need to be:

  • referred by one of the following

    • the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

    • the government of the country in which you now live

    • one of the other organizations we’re working with for this program


  • identified by a private sponsor

We’re also prioritizing applications of eligible immediate family members joining Afghans currently in Canada.

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