#WelcomeRefugees: Canada resettles Syrian refugees

The Government of Canada resettled 25,000 Syrian refugees between November 2015 and February 29, 2016. This included government-supported and privately sponsored refugees. Find out what we did.

The road ahead

Our commitment to resettling Syrian refugees to Canada is continuing in 2016.

Processing of both government-supported and privately sponsored Syrian refugees has never stopped and refugees have continued to arrive during the past few weeks with more scheduled to arrive in the weeks and months ahead at a measured pace.

For all privately sponsored Syrian applications submitted up to March 31, 2016, we plan to finalize processing by the end of 2016 or early 2017. Find out about the new plan to get us there.

Get the latest updates

We want to make it easy for Canadians to stay updated as we welcome Syrian refugees. You can get regular updates on our key figures, highlighting the progress we are making through this initiative.

For people

All Canadians can help welcome Syrian refugees. Find out what you can do.

Donate. Volunteer. Sponsor.

For businesses

Your business can help by donating money, items and services, and hiring refugees.

Get involved

Open hearts and welcoming communities: it's the Canadian way

Resettling refugees is a proud and important part of Canada's humanitarian tradition. It reflects our commitment to Canadians and demonstrates to the world that we have a shared responsibility to help people who are displaced and persecuted. Get the latest #WelcomeRefugees stories.

See more photos from the journey

Canada: A History of Refuge

Visit our online refugee exhibition to learn more about refugees in Canada.

I am a refugee – Abdelsater

After three years as a refugee in Jordan, Abdelsater is excited to work in Canada and provide his children with a good future.

Syrian Family Links Initiative

Connecting private sponsorship groups with family members of Syrians in Canada.

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