Refugees

Refugees in Canada

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Refugees from countries other than Syria in Canada

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Migrants Fleeing to Canada Learn Even a Liberal Nation Has Limits (Jan 13/18) [New York Times]
Liberals relaunch family reunification lottery despite angry backlash around ‘immigration fiasco’ (Jan 7/18) [CBC]
Years after Canada opened its doors, thousands of Syrian refugees are still waiting to come here (Jan 2/18) [Toronto Star]
After Syria initiative, UN looks to Canada as a refugee haven (Nov 4/17) [Globe and Mail]
Nearly 70 per cent of irregular border crossers who had cases reviewed granted refugee status (Oct 20/17) [Globe and Mail]
Refugee sponsorship groups urge Ottawa to clear backlog (Jun 20/17) [Toronto Star]
I Can’t Return to Syria. But Canada Doesn’t Want Me (Jun 23/17) [New York Times]
Refugee debate ignores Canada’s unflattering historical experience (May 16/17) [Toronto Star]
Canadians have turned a blind eye to the Liberals’ refugee failures (May 1/17) [Maclean's]
Canada funds international refugee resettlement efforts (Mar 15/17) [Government of Canada]
Helping vulnerable Yazidi women and children and other survivors of Daesh (Feb 17/17) [Government of Canada]
Notice – End of the Temporary Public Policy to sponsor Syrian and Iraqi refugees by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors (Jan 25/17) [Government of Canada]
Syrian exodus to Canada: One year later, a look at who the refugees are and where they went (Jan 5/17) [The Globe & Mail]
Ottawa’s new cap on refugee applications upsets sponsors (Dec 24/16) [Toronto Star]
Canada limits the number of privately sponsored Syrian refugee applicants in 2017 (Dec 23/16) [CBC]
Temporary public policy to facilitate the sponsorship of Syrian and Iraqi refugees by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors (Dec 16/16) [Government of Canada]
Temporary public policy to facilitate the sponsorship of Syrian and Iraqi refugees by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors (Dec/16) [Government of Canada]
‘Frustrating’ backlog of refugee applications will likely get longer as federal targets drop (Dec 8/16) [CBC]
Finding Refuge in Canada: A Syrian Resettlement Story (Dec 1/16) [Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights]
Canada’s refugees: Where they come from by the numbers (Oct 4/15) [prior to Syrian wave, beginning in Nov/15] [CBC]
Canada’s declining target for refugees ‘doesn’t add up’ for immigration advocate (Nov 1/16) [CBC]
Somali Refugee Resettlement in Canada (Mar/16) [OCASI]
Latest update from IRCC – End of the Temporary Public Policy to facilitate the sponsorship of Syrian and Iraqi refugees by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors [RSTP]
2017 Immigration Levels – Comments [Canadian Council for Refugees]
Key Highlights 2017 Immigration Levels Plan [Government of Canada]
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Departmental Plan 2017 – 2018 [Government of Canada]

Refugees in the Toronto area

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Refugees from countries other than Syria in the GTA

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I Can’t Return to Syria. But Canada Doesn’t Want Me (Jun 23/17) [New York Times]
Syrian Refugees: Understanding The Depth Of Highly Skilled Talent (May/17) [Magnet and YMCA-GTA]

Refugee employment pool in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

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Non-Syrian refugee employment pool in the GTA

Employment challenges for refugees

Impediments to finding work
Last Updated: June 9, 2017

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2 years in, finding work a challenge for Syrian refugees (Jan 12/18) [CTV Kitchener]

Refugee terminology explained

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Guide to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program [Government of Canada]
Latest update from IRCC – End of the Temporary Public Policy to facilitate the sponsorship of Syrian and Iraqi refugees by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors [RSTP]

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