We wish to share with you information we received from the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada) by sharing the following link. http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=index&crtr.page=1&nid=1021909
We hope that this information will address some of the questions that the community has about Syrian refugees and the steps the Canadian government is taking to welcome them. According to our mandate and agreement with the Government of Canada, refugees are a priority population for settlement services. It is recommended that sponsors connect sponsored refugees to Immigrant Services as soon as they arrive as our settlement staff are trained and well-versed in the settlement and integration of newcomers. Refugees are our priority population and we help plan for their future in Canada and connect them with relevant community services.
Service providers within the community should feel free to contact our Settlement Services Integration Coordinator with any questions they may have.