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Syrian Refugees Canada: A By-The-Numbers Look At The Government's Plan

11/24/2015 04:19 EST | Updated 11/24/2016 05:12 EST
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A Syrian refugee child sleeps on his father's arms while waiting at a resting point to board a bus, after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Sunday, Oct. 4 , 2015. The U.N. refugee agency is reporting a “noticeable drop” this week in arrivals of refugees by sea into Greece _ as the total figure for the year nears the 400,000 mark. Overall, the UNHCR estimates 396,500 people have entered Greece via the Mediterranean this year with seventy percent of them are from war-torn Syria. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
OTTAWA — The Liberal government has unveiled how it aims to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada. Here is a by-the-numbers look at the plan:

5 — The number of phases for Canada's Syrian refugee plan which includes identification, processing, transportation, arrivals and integration.

6 — The number of years in the government's financial plan.

678 million — The estimated federal cost of the refugee program, not including help for provinces.

500 — The number of staff from all departments working on the Syrian refugee file overseas.

10,000 — The number of refugees expected to come to Canada by Dec. 31, 2015.

15,000 — The remaining refugees expected to come to Canada by February 2016.

10,000 — The number of privately-sponsored refugees.

15,000 — The number of government-sponsored refugees.

 

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