Canada Will Take In 25000 syrian refugees By Early Next Year

From there, they will be spread across 36 different destination cities which already have resettlement programs in place.

Temporary accommodation will be provided by the military if required, but the government aims to have lodging in place in the host cities and towns.

The federal government cost for the program is an estimated $678 million over the next six years but doesn’t include additional funding that could be necessary for provinces and territories.canada 25000 syrian refugees

More than 500 officials have been assigned to work on the massive resettlement program, one of the largest of its kind in the world as it relates to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Since the outbreak of the war there in 2011, the UN estimates some 4.2 million people have been displaced.

The Liberals first commitment to a large-scale resettlement program during the federal election promised to resettle 25,000 people by the end of the year.

That was on top of the ongoing resettlement of Syrians refugees that began in 2013.

Government officials say that those who arrived prior to Nov. 4, 2015 will not be counted as being among the 25,000.

Since that date, about 100 Syrians have arrived in Canada.

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