On October 19, 2022, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) welcomed 311 Afghan nationals who arrived on the 16th charter flight from Pakistan. The passengers included government-assisted and privately sponsored refugees and extended family members of Afghans who assisted the Canadian government in Afghanistan. They will be settled into approximately 20 communities across the country, including Toronto, Fredericton, and Saint John (NB). 4,395 Afghans settled in Toronto, 75 in Fredericton, and 70 in Saint John. So far, over 22,580 Afghan nationals have arrived in Canada.