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UNHCR Canada - Help for refugees and asylum-seekers

Notice for Afghan nationals

Canada has implemented special measures for Afghan nationals. If you believe you qualify as an Afghan national who assisted Canada, you can find details on how to apply here: Resettling Afghans who assisted Canada: How it works – Canada.ca.

For the special program for vulnerable Afghans, details will be shared as they become available. Please continue to check the government website.

Notice for Ukrainian nationals

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has created a webpage outlining its special immigration measures for Ukrainians. Canada has created the ‘Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel’, a temporary resident visa which will allow Ukrainians to come to Canada for up to two years. Continue to check the IRCC website for details.


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency created the website help.unhcr.org/canada for refugees and asylum-seekers who want to know about asking for asylum in Canada.

On this website, you will be able to find information about:

The page will be continually updated.