TORONTO – In addition to the 25,000 Syrian refugee arrived in Canada in the last few months, additional 10,000 Syrian refugees will be taken in, said Immigration Minister John McCallum on Thursday in Germany.
The latter told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp he was answering to complaints from Canadian groups who want to sponsor Syrian refugees however their applications did not get processed as rapid enough to be among the government’s initial target of 25,000.
McCallum in addition to the aforementioned, in an Interview with CBC News said that they were doing everything they can to accommodate the very welcomed desire on the part of Canadians to sponsor refugees, noting that McCallum has a meeting with the German interior minister in Berlin.
Promising to open the doors infront of more Syrian refugees more quickly than the “previous” Conservative government, the Liberal government won election in October 2015.
The resettlement program has been going smoothly, although there have been some interruptions that and delay in finding permanent housing for refugees arriving in Canada, particularly in large cities like Toronto where the housing market is tight. A poll released last month showed Canadians were divided over whether to accept more Syrian refugees.
A total of 26,200 Syrian refugees had arrived in Canada as of March 28, according to the Immigration Department. But nearly 16,000 more applications are in process or have been finalized, even though the refugees have not yet arrived, according to official figures,as reported in Cbc News.