About 1,800 more Syrian refugees to land in Quebec by New Year's

MONTREAL -- The Quebec government says about 1,800 more Syrian refugees are expected to land in Montreal by Dec. 31.

See Full Article

Provincial Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil and acting Public Security Minister Pierre Moreau say about 300 people will be on each of the six federal government-chartered flights scheduled to land at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport in the coming days.

They say about 100 of the Syrians will be government-sponsored refugees, with the rest being sponsored privately.

The Canadian government has pledged to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February.

Immigration Minister John McCallum said last week the government will likely not meet its target of having 10,000 of them on Canadian soil by Jan. 1.

The federal website that updates progress says that 2,176 refugees have landed in Canada as of Christmas Day.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • 100 days in power, Myanmar junta holds pretense of control

    World News CTV News
    BANGKOK -- After Myanmar's military seized power by ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, it couldn't even make the trains run on time. State railway workers were among the earliest organized opponents of the February takeover, and they went on strike. Source
  • Queen's speech to unveil U.K. PM Boris Johnson's post-coronavirus plan

    World News CTV News
    LONDON -- The British government plans to expand student loan programs to give all adults access to four years of university or job training throughout their lifetimes as part of a legislative program designed to help the U.K. Source
  • Russian officials say 8 killed, 21 wounded in school shooting in Kazan

    World News CBC News
    A gunman attacked a school Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing eight people — seven students and a teacher — and leaving 21 other people hospitalized with wounds, Russian officials said. Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of the Tatarstan republic where Kazan is the capital, said Tuesday that four male and three female eighth-grade students have died in the shooting. Source
  • School shooting in Russia leaves 8 dead, 21 wounded, officials say

    World News CBC News
    A gunman attacked a school Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing eight people — seven students and a teacher — and leaving 21 other people hospitalized with wounds, Russian officials said. Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of the Tatarstan republic where Kazan is the capital, said Tuesday that four male and three female eighth-grade students have died in the shooting. Source
  • School shooting in Kazan kills 8 people: Russian officials

    World News CTV News
    MOSCOW -- A gunman attacked a school Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing eight people -- seven students and a teacher -- and leaving 21 other people hospitalized with wounds, Russian officials said. Source
  • Russian school shooting in Kazan kills 7 students, 1 teacher

    World News CTV News
    MOSCOW -- A gunman attacked a school Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing eight people -- seven eighth-grade students and a teacher -- and leaving 21 others hospitalized with wounds, Russian officials said. Source
  • U.S. border guards regularly engage in racial profiling, 3 Black officers allege in lawsuit

    World News CBC News
    Allegations of racial profiling at the U.S. border are nothing new: A number of reported incidents have made headlines, including last year's flood of detentions of Iranian-born travellers. What's more unusual is how those allegations are now coming from inside the agency that oversees the U.S. Source
  • What Canada can learn from U.S., U.K. about COVID-19 vaccinations and reopening

    World News CBC News
    For a few brief weeks in February and March, Nancy Olaoye envied her friends in Canada. The 30-year-old, who moved from Toronto to London in 2017, was still living under a strict lockdown in the U.K. Source
  • Mix and match: Canadian officials watching the data on alternating COVID-19 vaccines

    Canada News CBC News
    As some experts continue to warn of very rare side effects associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, Canadian health officials are now reviewing the research on mixing various COVID-19 shots. A study of a "mismatched" vaccine regimen is underway in the U.K. Source
  • 'I got bear-maced in the face,' Ottawa mom says of newborn's brief abduction

    Canada News CBC News
    A brazen, brief abduction on Mother's Day of an infant boy and his subsequent rescue by neighbours began after the child's mother was offered a free gift basket from someone she met on Facebook. Melissa Armstrong, 31, says she connected with a woman on a Facebook page about free giveaways for moms in the Ottawa area, and met her on Friday when she dropped off free clothing for her newborn son. Source