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.

Arrivals between August 23, 2021 to January 14, 2022


Total arrivals of Afghan refugees in Metro Vancouver:

  • Individuals: 488
  • Family Units: 141

Languages spoken:

  • Dari: 277 (57%)
  • Pashto: 191 (39%)
  • Farsi: 11 (2%)
  • Persian: 9 (2%)

Ages:

  • 0 – 4 years old: 78 (16%)
  • 5 – 12 years old: 136 (28%)
  • 13 – 18 years old: 56 (11%)
  • 19 – 64 years old: 213 (44%)
  • 65+ years old: 5 (1%)

Gender:

  • Female: 245 (50%)
  • Male: 243 (50%)

Permanent Housing Locations: 

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

  • Surrey: 278 (65%) / 74 units
  • Vancouver: 43 (10%) / 13 units
  • Burnaby: 26 (6%) / 11 units
  • Delta: 24 (6%) / 5 unit
  • Coquitlam: 16 (4%) / 5 units
  • New Westminster: 14 (3%) / 6 units
  • Langley: 14 (3%) / 5 units
  • Maple Ridge: 5 (1%) / 1 unit
  • Port Coquitlam: 5 (1%) / 1 unit
  • Richmond: 3 (1%) / 3 units
(Last updated: January 17, 2022)
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