On May 11, 2022, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), discussed Canada’s plans to welcome visitors fleeing the war in Ukraine as well as in Afghanistan with Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The Minister also announced the exemption of biometrics requirements for Ukrainian candidates up to the age of 18, those over the age of 60, and individuals who have a travel history to Canada, while also prioritizing the safety and security of Canadians.