Number of Refugees Immigrating to Canada Reach Record Numbers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 2016, the largest number of refugees in almost four decades have been allowed into Canada. A representative from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said the settling of 46,700 refugees marks a “tremendous achievement” and a new record for the country since the Immigration Act was enacted in 1978. Included in this record number are both government-sponsored and privately sponsored refugees.

In 2015, the Liberal government pledged to receive 25,000 Syrian refugees. Since that year, thousands more have come to Canada, making it one of the top resettlement efforts. A total of 33,266 Syrian refugees has made Canada their new home.



Afghanistan immigrants numbering 1,354; 3,934 from Eritrea; 1,650 from Iraq; and 1,644 from Congo have arrived in Canada. To immigrate to this welcoming country, contact Canadian Visa Expert for information on the needed applications.

Jean-Nicolas Beuze told that Canada was the second highest country for refugee resettlement in 2016. The U.S. ranked first, resettling 84,995 refugees. She said the UNHCR would continue its work with Canada on enlarging the resettlement efforts. Canada’s Ahmed Hussen stated that Ottawa is proud to work alongside the global refugee agency.

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