New Canada – U.S. Agreement Will Only Assist Afghan Refugees Who Qualify

Canada and the U.S. have a history of cooperation on immigration and asylum. But the results have not always been favourable for those seeking refuge, as with the Safe Third Countries Agreement. NCM reporter Zahra Mahdi reports on the new agreement that will see Canada bring in 5,000 more refugees, but only if they meet certain criteria.

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Current Housing Crisis will Hobble Arriving Afghans for Years to Come

While public and privately-led community and volunteer efforts to help Afghan refugees have been swift, some critics note the striking similarities in response between now and the Syrian refugee crisis of 2015-2016. They worry nothing has been done in the interim to address the structural barriers to finding adequate, affordable housing that immigrants and refugees systematically come up against.

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Efforts to Resettle Afghan Refugees in Canada Requires a Revamp

As Canada’s settlement sector begins coordinating comprehensive services for Afghan refugees, advocates urge the Canadian government to revise their resettlement programs to better meet the needs of Afghans left in precarious situations.

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Canada Bets on Immigration to Meet “Unique Juncture” in History

Canada remains deeply committed to refugee resettlement efforts and banks its post-pandemic recovery on increased immigration, as set out in the 2021-2023 immigration plan, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said during his presentation at the Metropolis Canada Conference.

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