Canada has gained international recognition for its efforts to protect the human rights of those at risk of persecution. In 2020, Canada welcomed almost one-third of all refugee resettlers in the world. It is more than any other country in the world has done for those who have been displaced due to calamities in their home countries.
This is why the Canadian Immigration Minister, Marco Mendicino announced that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be launching a dedicated Permanent Residency (PR) pathway for refugees. This stream will specifically offer human rights defenders fleeing persecution to dream of a new life in Canada.
This will make Canada one of the first countries in the world to offer a dedicated PR pathway for Human Rights Defenders. This stream will welcome an estimated 25,000 new refugees every year, including their accompanying family members with the help of the Government-Assisted Refugees Program.