Subject: Refugee Statistical Highlights

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Looking ahead in 2016

Plans are underway to welcome the highest number of GARs in several decades - as much as 4,000;

BC is on track to receive 3500 Syrian GARs from November 4, 2015 to December 31, 2016 - with a target of 1,959 individuals between Jan 1 and Feb 29, 2016;

Five additional temporary refugee reception centres in Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey have been opened to assist with the 2016 operations; and,

ISSofBC is on track to move into the new Metro Vancouver Welcome Centre in May located at 2610 Victoria Drive.

Chris Friesen,
Director, Settlement Services
January 15, 2016

Immigrant Services Society of BC, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2, Canada
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