REGINA — Saskatchewan Immigration Minister Jeremy Harrison says the arrival of nearly 600 refugees over the last couple of months is taxing resources.
Harrison says the province has been working hard with Ottawa, municipal governments and settlement agencies to make sure that refugees are set up for success.
He says that has put "some very real stress" on the system, especially around the demand for English language training.
But Harrison adds Saskatchewan will not ask for a pause in the flow of refugees.
Some cities, including Vancouver and Ottawa, are taking a break from accepting any more government-assisted Syrian refugees as settlement agencies try to work through housing issues.
Harrison says Saskatchewan communities have been successful at finding refugees places to live.
The Canadian Press