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11/13/2015 11:14 EST | Updated 11/13/2016 00:12 EST

Nova Scotia awaiting details of Syrian refugee arrivals, will be ready:minister

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's immigration minister says she doesn't know yet how many of the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada has pledged to take in will be sent to her province.

Lena Metlege Diab spoke today with her federal counterpart John McCallum and says she expects more information, including refugee numbers, will be discussed in a conference call with immigration ministers sometime next week.

Diab says she expects details such as financial support will also be discussed.

She says talks are ongoing with immigration support groups and organizations such as the Red Cross in preparation for the eventual arrival of refugees in Nova Scotia.

Diab says it's not known whether there will be a single entrance point, but that all options are being considered including the use of military bases.

She says Nova Scotia will be ready to accept refugees once a number is determined.

The Canadian Press