syrian-refugeesThe Liberal government has unveiled how it aims to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada. Here is a by-the-numbers look at the plan:

5 – The number of phases for Canada’s Syrian refugee plan which includes identification, processing, transportation, arrivals and integration.

6 – The number of years in the government’s financial plan.

678 million – The estimated federal cost of the refugee program, not including help for provinces.

500 – The number of staff from all departments working on the Syrian refugee file overseas.

10,000 – The number of refugees expected to come to Canada by Dec. 31, 2015.

15,000 – The remaining refugees expected to come to Canada by February 2016.

10,000 – The number of privately-sponsored refugees.

15,000 – The number of government-sponsored refugees.



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