The Canadian government remains committed to resettle 40,000 Afghan nationals in provinces, territories across the country.
It was announced that over 200 Afghan refugees landed in Vancouver last night, January 18, 2022. This is the largest flight of Afghan nationals to arrive in British Columbia to date. Approximately 161 of them will start their new lives in Vancouver, while the other 48 will settle elsewhere in the country. This brings the total number of Afghan refugees who have arreived in Canada to over 7,000.
Over the next few weeks, these refugees will receive support from the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISSofBC), a RAP SPO whose work is essential to helping refugees adjust to life in Canada. ISSofBC helps refugees find housing and provides information on finding jobs, improving language skills and living in Canada