#WelcomeRefugees: Key figures

The Government of Canada resettled more than 25,000 Syrian refugees between November 4, 2015 and February 29, 2016. Our commitment to resettling Syrian refugees to Canada continues in 2017.

Disclaimer: We will no longer be making regular updates to this page. However this is preliminary information that is subject to change.

Welcomed in Canada

Additional data on the Syrian refugee resettlement is available through the Open Data Portal.


Breakdown by category

Data as of January 29, 2017
Refugee category Number of refugees
Government-Assisted Refugee 21,876
Blended Visa Office-Referred Refugee 3,931
Privately Sponsored Refugee 14,274
TOTAL 40,081

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There are a few ways to sponsor refugees. Find out which way works best for you.

John McCallum, former Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, believes that welcoming Syrian refugees is a project for all Canadians.

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