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  • Writer's pictureGiuseppe Marini

New Pathway to Permanent Residency for Language Cultural Advisors from Afghanistan

Canada is committed to providing a safe haven for vulnerable Afghans who are at risk of being targeted by the Taliban. As part of this commitment, the Government of Canada has announced its plan to resettle at least 40,000 vulnerable Afghans by the end of 2023, including the extended family members of former language and cultural advisors (LCAs) who supported the Canadian government during its mission in Afghanistan.


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has launched a new temporary public policy to facilitate the application process for the extended family members of these LCAs. The LCAs must currently reside in Canada and provide a declaration confirming their residence as part of the application process. Furthermore, they must have been employed by National Defence in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2021.


To be eligible for resettlement in Canada, applicants must meet all the eligibility criteria under the public policy and must also satisfy security, criminality, and medical admissibility requirements. The speed at which approved applicants will be able to move to Canada will depend on various factors, including their current location, country conditions, and whether they have the required travel documents.


Each country has its own entry and exit requirements, which may affect an individual's ability to travel to Canada. The Canadian government is actively engaging with safe third countries in the region to ensure that approved applicants can travel safely to Canada.


The government's support for these individuals is a testament to Canada's commitment to human rights and its dedication to helping those in need. Through this public policy, the government is providing extended family members of LCAs with an opportunity to start a new life in Canada, free from the threat of persecution and violence.


For more information about how to apply for this permanent residency pathway, book a free consultation on our website.



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