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25,000 Syrian Refugees Have Arrived in Canada. What’s Next?

March 9, 2016

admin  On February 27th, 2016, Canada’s Immigration Minister, John McCallum, announced that the 25,000th Syrian refugee had landed in Canada. This number includes both government-sponsored and privately-sponsored refugees. This accomplishment marks the partial fulfillment of Canada’s commitment to assist those fleeing the civil war in Syria. In its campaign, the Liberal government promised to accept 25,000 government-sponsored refugees, in addition to those privately sponsored. To meet this goal, Canada will have to accept approximately 10,000 more government-sponsored Syrian refugees. The government’s plan to resettle Syrian refugees is implemented in five phases,…

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