The arrival statistics provided below will be updated regularly, every Friday of the week. Arrival statistics are provided by the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) of ISSofBC.

Total arrivals of Afghan refugees in Metro Vancouver:

  • Individuals: 308
  • Family Units: 83

Languages spoken:

  • Dari: 176 (57%)
  • Farsi: 5 (2%)
  • Pashto: 118 (38%)
  • Persian: 9 (3%)

Ages:

  • 0 – 4 years old: 49 (16%)
  • 5 – 12 years old: 95 (31%)
  • 13 – 18 years old: 29 (9%)
  • 19 – 64 years old: 133 (43%)
  • 65+ years old: 2 (1%)

Gender:

  • Female: 165 (54%)
  • Male: 143 (46%)

Permanent Housing Locations: 

(Note: this does not include individuals residing in temporary housing)

  • Surrey: 51 (52%) / 12 units
  • Burnaby: 16 (18%) / 9 units
  • Coquitlam: 8 (8%) / 4 units
  • Delta: 7 (7%) / 1 unit
  • New Westminster: 5 (5%) / 4 units
  • Port Coquitlam: 5 (5%) / 1 unit
  • Maple Ridge: 1 (4%) / 1 unit
(Last updated: October 9, 2021)