The Canadian Press

2016-01-21 | Saskatchewan Syrian Refugees

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Saskatchewan Immigration Minister Jeremy Harrison says the arrival of nearly 600 refugees over the last couple of months is taxing resources. Harrison says the province has been working hard with Ottawa, municipal governments and settlement agencies to make sure that refugees are set up for success. He says that has put "some very real stress" on the system, especially around the demand for English language training. (But Harrison adds Saskatchewan will not ask for a pause in the flow of refugees. Some cities, including Vancouver and Ottawa, are taking a break from accepting any more government-assisted Syrian refugees as settlement agencies try to work through housing issues.)

Date: 2016-01-21
Placeline: REGINA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we really want to make sure that those who arrived are going to be successful and they get here not on a waiting list for language training and sitting around or I mean we want to make sure that they're able to be successful get into these programs get the training you'll find a job that's what we want to see >>


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