Syrian refugees: Map shows locations for the 220 coming to B.C.
Thursday, December 3, 2015

So far, British Columbians have applied to privately sponsor about 220 Syrian refugees, according to new numbers released by the federal government. 

Privately-sponsored Syrian refugees could be settled in more than 100 communities across Canada, with Toronto and Quebec taking the bulk. 

While the decisions are not final, the government has released a map of 100 destination communities where private individuals or groups have applied to sponsor refugees.

The largest groups in B.C. will settle in Vancouver and New Westminster.

Here is a list of how many privately-sponsored refugees B.C. communities can expect:

  • Vancouver: 54 
  • New Westminster: 49
  • Burnaby: 31
  • Coquitlam: 20
  • Surrey: 20
  • Richmond: 10
  • Victoria: 10
  • Kelowna: 9
  • Delta: 6
  • Prince George: 5
  • Langley: Less than 5
  • North Vancouver: Less than 5. 

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Source: CBC News