2,000 Syrian refugees coming to B.C. by February
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

B.C. will be receiving 400 Syrian refugees by the end of the 2015 and a further 1,500 by the end of next February.

While it is not as many as was expected, B.C. still has to prepare to receive about 2,000 refugees within the next three months. 

“It looks like, from technical briefings yesterday, we are going to receive about 400 Syrian refugees in December, the bulk coming in January and February. About 1,500 is what we’re now projecting, over that two months as government assisted refugees,” says Chris Friesen, chair of the Canadian Immigrant Settlement Sector Alliance.

Although the government’s briefing provided provinces with more specific numbers, Friesen says they still have a lot of questions.


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Source: Global News