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Map of destination communities for privately sponsored Syrian refugees

The Government of Canada has announced a goal of bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of February, 2016. The majority will be government-assisted refugees who will go to communities across Canada, where organizations with support services are available to help them integrate. We anticipate more communities will get involved in supporting the settlement and integration of these refugees. Many others will be privately sponsored by organizations and groups of Canadians. These refugees will go to communities large and small across the country where their sponsors are located. As of November 24th, the Government of Canada is actively processing 4,511 files of privately sponsored Syrian refugees, outside of Quebec. 74 have already arrived in Canada since November 4th.

 Province of DestinationCity of DestinationAdmissions
Since Nov 4
In processTotal
Alberta Acme -- -- --
Airdrie -- -- --
Calgary 24 478 502
Edmonton 12 309 321
Fairview -- 5 5
Fort McMurray -- 8 8
Lac la Biche -- -- --
Alberta Total 36 809 845
British Columbia Burnaby -- 27 31
Coquitlam -- 20 20
Delta -- 6 6
Kelowna -- 9 9
Langley -- -- --
New Westminster -- 49 49
North Vancouver -- -- --
Prince George -- 5 5
Richmond -- 10 10
Surrey -- 20 20
Vancouver -- 54 54
Victoria -- 10 10
British Columbia Total -- 213 217
Manitoba Austin -- -- --
Winnipeg -- -- --
Manitoba Total -- 78 78
Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Newfoundland -- 9 9
Newfoundland and Labrador Total -- 9 9
Nova Scotia Halifax -- 46 46
Nova Scotia Total -- 46 46
Ontario Ajax -- -- --
Ancaster -- -- --
Aurora -- -- --
Brampton -- 18 18
Brantford -- -- --
Burlington -- 5 5
Cambridge -- 11 11
Concord 5 -- 9
Etobicoke -- 18 18
Grimsby -- 8 8
Hamilton -- 52 52
Kingston -- 5 5
Kitchener -- 39 43
LaSalle -- -- --
London -- 141 141
Lynden -- -- --
Markham -- 15 15
Maple -- 11 11
Milton -- -- --
Mississauga -- 68 68
Newmarket -- 5 5
North York -- 23 23
Oakville 7 -- 7
Orangeville -- -- --
Oshawa -- 5 5
Ottawa -- 127 127
Pickering -- -- --
Saint Catharines -- 23 23
Scarborough -- 156 156
Stouffville -- 5 5
Thornton -- 8 12
Thornhill -- 33 33
Toronto 8 1,318 1,326
Vaughan -- -- --
Waterloo -- 15 15
Willowdale -- 1,079 1,079
Windsor 5 57 62
Woodbridge -- 7 7
Wyoming -- -- --
Ontario Total 33 3,285 3,318
Prince Edward Island Charlottetown -- 40 40
Prince Edward Island Total -- 40 40
Saskatchewan Regina -- 5 5
Saskatoon -- 29 29
Saskatchewan Total -- 34 34
Total 74 4,511 4,584

Notes:

  • Values less than 5 have been suppressed.
  • There are currently no privately sponsored cases in New Brunswick.
  • Under the Canada-Quebec Accord, the province of Quebec is responsible for approving refugee sponsorships.

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