Canada Allows Lebanese to Immigrate After Tragedy in Beirut

By Ella Bergquist August 24, 2020 2 min. read
Lebanon Lebanese Canada

After the tragic explosion in Beirut Canada is offering special immigration for those that were affected. The Minister of Immigration and the Minister of Foreign Affairs issued a statement that indicates the efforts to assist those who were affected by the explosion in Beirut.

Canada’s Assistance for Lebanese Canadians and Their Families

There are several measures that Canada intends to take that will help those affected by the Beirut tragedy.

“The Government of Canada’s first priority is ensuring that affected Canadians and their families have the consular assistance and other support they need to navigate this difficult time. Canada is setting up a task force on Lebanon to support the delivery of consular services, and to ensure that questions related to immigration can be quickly addressed.”

“Lebanese citizens in Canada on a temporary basis are also able to extend their stay in Canada if they are unable to return home because of the explosion. Canada will waive the cost of documents related to renewing their status for them as well as for Canadians and permanent residents in Lebanon who need to come home.”

“These commitments are further to a pledge of up to $30 million in humanitarian and development assistance for the people of Lebanon. This funding will help trusted partners like the Red Cross and the Humanitarian Coalition to address immediate humanitarian needs and support early recovery efforts.”

More information on Immigrating to Canada from Lebanon