Humanitarian Pathway for Colombians, Haitians and Venezuelans

IRCC has committed to welcoming up to 11,000 Colombians, Haitians and Venezuelans through a new humanitarian permanent residence pathways, beginning in October 2023.


Host/Institute: Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada
Critical Dates: October 2023 – Present
Links: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2023/10/statement-from-minister-miller-on-canadas-commitment-to-support-migrants-in-the-americas.html

Description from host: On Oct 10, 2023, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada issued a statement announcing as part of a commitment to welcome 15,000 migrants from the Americas, Canada will be welcoming up to 11,000 Colombians, Haitians and Venezuelans through a new humanitarian permanent residence pathway.

Starting this fall, Colombian, Haitian and Venezuelan foreign nationals located in Central or South America or the Caribbean who have extended family connections in Canada will be eligible to apply for this new pathway. To qualify, the principal applicant must be a child (regardless of age), grandchild, spouse, common-law partners, parent, grandparent or sibling of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

IRCC is actively collaborating with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to understand the regional context and humanitarian needs linked to migration in the Americas.

The views expressed are those of the author/s, and are not attributable to the host organisations of the Resettlement.Plus website.

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