GARs Arrivals to BC - April 1- June 30 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016

According to ISSofBC,

  • 191 Government-Assisted Refugees (GARs) arrived in BC in the second quarter of 2016. 
  • Plans underway to receive an additional 1,567 Government-Assisted Refugees to the end of December 31, 2016. 1,225 GARs will be Syrians;
  • 11% of remaining 2016 GAR target has arrived to date – planning for unusually high arrival patterns between September and December 2016;
  • Initial reception and temporary housing phase for remaining target will be limited to Vancouver including recently-opened ISSofBC Welcome Centre facility;
  • Plans underway to destine directly to other BC communities (eg., Prince George, Kelowna, Kamloops, Nanaimo, etc.) upwards of 100 Syrian families from September-December 2016.

See all numbers in the ISSofBC Bulletin