Subject: Refugee Statistical Highlights April 1 - June 30, 2016

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  • Plans underway to receive an additional 1,567 Government-Assisted Refugees to the end of December 31,2016. 1,225 GARs will be Syrians;
  • 11% of remaining 2016 GAR target has arrived to date – planning for unusually high arrival patterns between September and December 2016;
  • Initial reception and temporary housing phase for remaining target will be limited to Vancouver including recently-opened ISSofBC Welcome Centre;
  • Plans underway to destine directly to other BC communities (eg., Prince George, Kelowna, Kamloops, Nanaimo, etc.) upwards of 100 Syrian families from September-December 2016.
Immigrant Services Society of BC, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2, Canada
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