On September 3, 2021, Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), and Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement providing statistical numbers about Afghan refugees. ‘Canada evacuated over 3,700 people from Afghanistan. More than 3,000 evacuees have now arrived in Canada, which includes more than 900 passengers who arrived on four flights since Sunday, August 29’. The Minister also clarified that there are 470 Canadian citizens as well as about 260 permanent residents and their 500 family members who currently remain in Afghanistan. Afghan evacuees were resettled in 20 communities in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.