OTTAWA – Approximately 15,000 of the 25,000 Syrian refugees who will arrive in Canada in the coming weeks are being resettled by the federal government.
Where they will go after arriving in Toronto or Montreal is linked to where there are organizations which can provide settlement services through contracts with the federal government.
Here is a list of destination communities provided by the Immigration Department:
St. John’s, N.L., Halifax, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John, N.B.
Quebec City, Trois-Rivieres, Victoriaville, Drummondville, Sherbrooke, Montreal, Gatineau, Laval, Saint-Jerome, Joliette, Sainte-Hyacinthe, Brossard, Granby.
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Windsor, Ottawa, London, Toronto, Kitchener, Hamilton
Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge.
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The Lower Mainland (No further details available).