Alqunun, from Hail in northwestern Saudi Arabia, said she feared she may have been killed if she was forced to return to her family.
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada has officially granted al-Qunun asylum.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled from Kuwait to Thailand, saying she had been abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home.
However, Canadian authorities said they could not confirm that Qunun had been granted asylum in Canada.
"We are providing necessary security for her", he said.
The Canada-Saudi Arabia relations have soured after a diplomatic row which was sparked by the Canadian government's call for the immediate release of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and his sister Samar via Twitter on August 5, 2018.More news: FDA inspections impacted by government shutdown
Trudeau said Friday Canada accepted the United Nations request.
Qunun's case has highlighted the cause of women's rights in the repressive kingdom.
Thailand's immigration chief told reporters earlier on Friday that she's already on her way to Toronto.
While barricading herself in an airport hotel room, the 18-year-old launched a social media campaign via her Twitter account that drew global attention to her case. She later said that Australia was assessing Alqunun's request for resettlement.
Qunun arrived at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Saturday morning, wearing a hoodie emblazoned with the word Canada in red, and a blue cap with the logo of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which has granted her refugee status.
If she had made it to Australia, she would have been just one of the thousands of would-be refugees who turn up at Australian ports, airports, and borders who face lengthy waits, albeit in relative safety.
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Alqunun deactivated her Twitter account Friday.
"The quick actions over the past week of the government of Thailand in providing temporary refuge and facilitating refugee status determination by UNHCR, and of the government of Canada in offering emergency resettlement to Ms. Alqunun and arranging her travel were key to the successful resolution of this case", the agency said in a statement.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun captured worldwide attention when she posted on social media and pleaded with fellow passengers to hear her case for asylum.
The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees welcomed Canada's decision.
"Once again we are seeing the abusive influence of Saudi authorities overseas as they seek to forcibly return Saudi women fleeing mistreatment and violence by their families", said Page. Instead, she was dragged onto a plane from Manila to Riyadh, her mouth taped shut and her arms and legs bound, according to The New York Times.
"You are the spark that would motivate me to be a better person", she said.
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Marise Payne, the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, said on Thursday she raised her concerns over his continued detention with the Thai authorities during her trip to the country.