Canada welcomes Syrian refugees: A look back

From screening to landing to welcoming Syrian refugees, we maintain our commitment to #welcomerefugees to Canada.

Here is a quick look back of our journey to welcome the first group of Syrian refugees in December 2015.

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Transcript: Canada welcomes Syrian refugees: A look back

Video length: 1:44 minutes

Men carry children down a debris-filled street as vehicles burn in the street.

Slow, ominous electronic music plays.

A montage shows migrants breaching security fences.

A black screen with a blue luminescent line transitions to a bright light.

Text displays: “#WelcomeRefugees”.

Ominous electronic music increases in tempo and becomes more frantic.

A plane lands, and people exit the plane onto a tarmac.

Text displays: “LEBANON FALL 2015, WORK TO WELCOME 25,000 SYRIAN REFUGEES GETS UNDERWAY”.

Montage shows migrants being screened inside an airport.

Black text displays on a white background: “Laboratory”.

Montage shows people receiving medical care.

A civilian man shakes hands with a man in military uniform.

Montage shows people boarding an airplane.

The flight crew in the cockpit prepares for takeoff.

The plane takes off.

Runway attendants guide the plane onto the tarmac at night.

Text displays: “TORONTO SYRIAN REFUGEES ARE WELCOMED TO CANADA”.

Passengers arrive through a gate at an airport. They are greeted by uniformed customs officers.

The Red Cross directs and assists the passengers in the busy terminal. They distribute blankets and teddy bears.

Families embrace.

Text displays: “FAMILIES REUNITED”.

A team of Red Cross staff gather in a group huddle.

Montage shows staff wearing safety vests sitting at computer workstations in a control room setting. Many are using the telephone.

Montage shows a woman addressing a group in a conference room setting.

Text displays: “LEARNING ABOUT LIFE IN CANADA BEGINS”.

Attendees engage with the presenter and each other.

Montage shows children interacting with adults and each other in a daycare setting.

Text displays: “CANADA CONTINUES TO WELCOME REFUGEES”.

Music ends.

Screen fades to black.

Text displays: “PHOTO AND VIDEO CREDITS – CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY – THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES – THOMSON REUTERS – AFP”.

Screen fades to black.

Text displays: “DIRECTED BY The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada corporate signature and the copyright message “Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 2016” are displayed followed by the Canada wordmark.

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