- Category: Canada News
- Published Wednesday, December 16, 2015
- CTV News
Immigration Minister John McCallum says 15,000 Syrian refugees are in the process of being interviewed by Canadian officials overseas.
In his weekly update on Wednesday, McCallum said that Canadian officials have significantly increased the pace at which they're able to process refugees.
He said 800 medical checks are being completed per day, up from 600 per week.
The next plane of primarily government-sponsored refugees is expected to arrive in Toronto from Beirut on Dec. 18.
More to come...