"We help, we hire all Canadians regardless of where they come from."
More than 1,000 people have filed refugee claims at the Quebec-U.S. border since January, compared with about 200 during the same time last year.
What a difference a year makes.
Amnesty releases a list of most-welcoming countries to refugees and No. 1 may surprise you.
Our arrival in Canada started in earnest after the 1983 anti-Tamil riot in Sri Lanka. The mass exodus accelerated in the last decade of the last century, resulting in largest Sri Lankan Tamil population outside of Sri Lanka. Since then, collectively the lives of Tamils were "rewired".
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As a newly arrived immigrant to Canada 40 years ago, a neighbour's simple gesture made a "profound impact" on Tony Singh's life.
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"A little bit can go a long way."
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"Everyone’s been really excited to make things happen."
The UN refugee agency, the Jordanian government and the International Organization for Migration would help with the vetting process.
Syrians will arrive from camps in Jordan and Turkey.
Not all countries accept UN refugees for resettlement.
Chadi Alhelou, who moved from Syria to Montreal five years ago, is also hoping his mother will come to Canada.
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The premier says British Columbians stands with Parisians in their grief.
Nicolas Chapuis says the ruthless slaughter of innocent people in Paris should not harden the hearts of nations.