Subject: Refugee Statistical Highlights Jan 1 - March 31, 2016

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  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has advised ISSofBC 1,300 Syrian GARs and 458 Non Syrian GARs is the remaining target for Metro Vancouver between March 1 and December 31, 2016;
  • We have no insight into future arrival flow patterns but we are planning for increased fall arrivals;
  • There is no indication of whether there will be any changes with future Syrian arrivals in regards to family size and composition;
  • IRCC Minister John McCallum has signaled he plans to submit a three-year immigration levels plan later this fall including for the humanitarian (refugee resettlement) immigration stream.
Immigrant Services Society of BC, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2, Canada
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