Newspaper article The Canadian Press

What Would It Take for 10,000 Syrians to Arrive in Canada by Year-End?

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

What Would It Take for 10,000 Syrians to Arrive in Canada by Year-End?

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Syrian refugee arrivals, by the numbers

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OTTAWA - In November, the Liberal government promised to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by year end.

As of Dec. 21, 1,869 had arrived, but Immigration Minister John McCallum said Wednesday the year-end target has not changed.

When pushed to explain how it could be met, McCallum did not provide specifics. "If you do the math, it does add up," he said.

Here is a look at the figures:

1,869: Number of refugees who arrived in Canada between Nov. 4 and Dec. 21

298: Number expected to arrive Wednesday night in Montreal

7,833: Number required to arrive to meet year-end goal

979: Number of people per day that would need to arrive to meet that goal.

0: Number of flights arriving Thursday or Friday of this week. …

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