The Government of Canada resettled more than 25,000 Syrian refugees between November 4, 2015 and February 29, 2016. Our commitment to resettling Syrian refugees to Canada is continuing in 2017.
Disclaimer: We will no longer be making regular updates to this page. However this is preliminary information that is subject to change.
Welcomed in Canada
40,081Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada since November 4, 2015
Data as of January 29, 2017
Additional data on the Syrian refugee resettlement is available through the Open Data Portal.
|Refugee category||Number of refugees|
|Blended Visa Office-Referred Refugee||3,931|
|Privately Sponsored Refugee||14,274|
350communities across Canada are welcoming Syrian refugees (not including Quebec – see the list of communities in Quebec (PDF, 338.37 KB), which is only available in French)
Data as of December 18, 2016
Sponsor Syrian refugees
There are a few ways to sponsor refugees. Find out which way works best for you.
Forum on welcoming Syrian refugees: Minister of IRCC
John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, believes that welcoming Syrian refugees is a project for all Canadians.
- Date Modified: