Syrian Refugee Resettlement

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Syrian Refugee Resettlement
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Hello, I am Ahmad, a Syrian refugee who was born in Bursa. I want to provide a program for resettlement. I am married. I have two daughters. I am in difficult circumstances. I have come to Turkey. I escaped from war and oppression. I have a hard time living here. I am looking for a better life for my children and my family. You are my help and thank you

Hi Ahmad,

This comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historic statistics on immigration and visa applications, but we don't deal with immigration directly.

You will need to contact the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) to receive direct help. Their information can be found here: http://www.unhcr.ca/contact-us/

For more information on resettling into Canada, please see the following page: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/index.asp

I hope you find the assistance you need.
Warmest regards,
Momin, Open Government team.

‏Hello
‏We are refugees in Iraq - Sulaymaniyah
‏We have nothing here and no relatives and we are in a very unhappy situation and we have no hope for anything
‏We have completed the uniiversity in Syria English Section
‏But we did not benefit from our testimony here
‏We love your cشountry very much and wish you would accept us in your country
‏Thank you for your listening

Hi Muhannad,

This comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historic statistics on immigration and visa applications, but we don't deal with immigration directly.

You will need to contact the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) to receive direct help. Their information can be found here: http://www.unhcr.ca/contact-us/

For more information on resettling into Canada, please see the following page: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/index.asp

I hope you find the assistance you need.
Warmest regards,
Momin, Open Government team.

Hello
My name is Ahmed Ana for refugee in Jordan
 
I would like to resort to your state for the life that every human being desires
I want to come to your country in order to feel safe and see peace and feel it
I would like to resort to your state in order to complete my studies which were interrupted due to material conditions
I would like to resort to your state in order to obtain better living conditions
I would like to resort to your state in order to get a job suited to my living needs
I appeal to the Canadian government to approve my application for asylum in Canada
I commend you
Have all the required documents
Registered with the High Commissioner for Refugees in Jordan

I hope you can help me and I hope so
Thank you

Hi Ahmed, this comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historic statistics on immigration and visa applications, but we don't deal with immigration directly.

You will need to contact the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) to receive direct help. Their information can be found here: http://www.unhcr.ca/contact-us/

For more information on resettling into Canada, please see the following page: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/index.asp

I hope you find the assistance you need.
Warmest regards,
Momin, Open Government team.

Hi, I am Ahmed from Syria. I am married and have two daughters. I live in Kurdistan. I came here after a long period of time. I want to emigrate to Canada. I want to help you. We are happy for the life of Karim and the future of my children.

High respect to the Government and people of Canada under the prudent leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and his esteemed cabinet. This is truly one of the most successful humanitarian resettlement programs in modern history. God Bless Canada!

Have the Syrian & Iraqi refugee quotas for the new fiscal year 2017-2018 been released yet?

Thank You!!

Hi Samer, thank you for your comment. Your question has been forwarded to the data owner for response. Stay tuned!

Momin, the Open Government team.

Thank you for the great work. Is it data on education taken from the applicants (before moving to Canada) or from future research and assessment ?

Thank you.

Thank you for your comment Jade. Education reflects the education level at the time the applicant was granted permanent residency. It does not include future educational attainment by the permanent resident.
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Why do you censor comments? #MakeCanadaGreatAgain

Good question! We take the time to review and moderate all comments that we receive prior to publishing them to ensure that they contribute to a positive conversation. For more information on this, please consult our Rules of Engagement: http://open.canada.ca/en/rules-engagement

Thank you,
Momin, the Open Government team.

Is there any information available about the deportations of the Syrian refugees? Unfortunately I couldn't find any. I would need it for my homework assignment in English...
Thanks for the help!!
Amira

Hi Amira, I could not find any datasets that detail deportation of Syrian refugees. I have forwarded your inquiry to the data owner and will let you know if they find something. Please note that it may take some time for the data owner to respond to my email so if your assignment is time sensitive I recommend you look for alternative sources.

Best of luck!
Momin, the Open Government team.

Thank you for your comment Amira. Deportation statistics are kept by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). I recommend contacting CBSA directly.
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Hi, In the file IRCC_Syria_0012_E.xls, the data for "Ottawa-Gatineau" under Ontario include the Gatineau QC figures, while Gatineau QC is missing from the Quebec listings. In the original IRCC web postings of the data, Ottawa ON was listed separately. Would you be able to correct the Excel file accordingly? Thanks in advance.

Hi Damaris, your observation has been forwarded to the data owner for review. Should they decide to respond, we will post an update here for you. Stay tuned!

Thank you,
Momin, Open Government team.

Regarding open border to immigrates, I too feel immensely bad for all the less fortunate in the world and pleased that we in Canada are able and wanting too help by opening our borders to them, however, someone must set some sort of limit to the number of those entering our country because of cost. I understand that this may not seem an issue to you and others because of individual financial wealth and feeling the government budget can handle the cost. Tax payers like me who live on fixed income and face constant living increases with no increase to our income am only sure coming tax increases to pay, have come to our limit.
Please consider closing the open border concept and do limit the number and do something for our own poor, health care costs and please provide some mindful increase to veteran pensions to name a few.
Do try to get back on budget.
Thank you for your time

Hi Wayne, thank you for sharing your thoughts we us.

This comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historic statistics on immigration and visa applications, but we don't deal with policies.

My best suggestion would be to contact your local Member of Parliament for your concerns. You can find their contact information here: http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/ParlInfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC

Best Regards,
Momin, The Open Government team.

Hello, may you help me please
CIC sent to my sponsor an automated email with an application number to confirm that my application has been received by citizenship and immigration Canada on 18/10/2016 but there is no record of my application on the on-line services although I'm sure everytime I enter the correct related information (My surname, my bithday and My G number)
Please tell me what can I do and who can I contact . Thank you .

Hi, I am truly sorry to hear of your situation. This comment system is meant to address issues around the datasets and information posted on the open.canada.ca site. I am hopeful that if you are able to contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, you can find the assistance that you're seeking.

I recommend your sponsor contact IRCC. Their information can be found here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/call.asp

For alternative methods of contact please visit the following website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/index.asp?_ga=1.135425649.1125056623.1484331981

I hope this helps you.
Momin, Open Government team.

Hello..
I want to know why I can't open my application online to see its status?
Can you explain me why that?
 However, I  opened my friend's application and it opened normally.
Finally ,I finished the medical check- up and everything from 14 months  ,how long should I wait after all that?
In another meaning how long  should my application  be in process?1 year ? 2 years ?
Regards

Hi Walid, I am truly sorry to hear of your situation. This comment system is meant to address issues around the datasets and information posted on the open.canada.ca site. I am hopeful that if you are able to contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, you can find the assistance that you're seeking. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/index.asp

If your case has already been referred, you can find out more about next steps here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/gar/referred-after.asp

Warmest regards,
Momin, the Open Government team

Hello good evening
Im a syrian people, i want a leave for Canada
How can a leave ???? Plz help me

Hi Mohamad,

I am truly sorry to hear of your situation. This comment system is meant to address issues around the datasets and information posted on the open.canada.ca site. I am hopeful that if you are able to contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, you can find the assistance that you're seeking. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/index.asp

Warmest regards,
Momin, Open Government team.

Good morning

Im have a 10 days in the website, but i dont have anyone talk with him , plz i need a chat with anyone for helpme , plz i need your help

Thank you

Thank you so much for help , i hope you a wonderful day

Thank you, best of luck!
Momin, Open Government team.

Hi there,

Is there any statistical report shows the applications in progress for Syrian Privately Sponsored Refugee by overseas Visa office up to date.

Hi Mahmoud, your question has been forwarded to the data owner for response.
Thank you,
Momin, Open Government team.

Hi Mahmoud, here is the response provided by the data owner:

Thank you for your comment. You may be able to obtain this information by submitting a request for custom IRCC data. To submit a request for data, please email the statistiques-statistics@cic.gc.ca mailbox with a detailed description of your requested report. Please note that ad hoc requests for data may require a cost recovery fee to be paid as per the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

I hope this helps.
Momin, Open Government team.

Am I correct in understanding that this is data just from the government settled Syrian refugees and does not include the privately sponsored? Thank you!

Hi Krystal, thank you for your question! This dataset contains all refugees settle by the Government of Canada including those who were privately sponsored.

If you'd like more information about the Syrian refugee resettlement program, visit the following link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/welcome/

Best Regards,
Momin, Open Government team.

Weekly arrival figures for resettled refugees used to be publicly reported. Is this data still publicly available? If not, why was this reporting stopped?

Hi Dana, thank you for your comment. Your question has been forwarded to the data owner and a response will be posted shortly.
Thank you, Momin. Open Government team.

Hi Dana, here is the response from the data owner:

Thank you for your comment. The data will be updated on a regular basis on the Open Data Portal.

I hope this answers your question.
Regards,
Momin, Open Government team.

hi
last year in 20-2-2016 I was finished the interview and Medical examinations to travel to Canada as Syrian Refugee until today I am waiting
the embassy of Canada in Lebanon do not answer when i will travel
the UNHCR do not know
I can not Check my status online
how can I know my status ? how many years take time ?
thanks

I am truly sorry to hear of your situation. This comment system is meant to address issues around the datasets and information posted on the open.canada.ca site. I am hopeful that if you are able to contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, you can find the assistance that you're seeking. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/index.asp

If your case has already been referred, you can find out more about next steps here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/gar/referred-after.asp

Warmest regards,
Momin, the Open Government team

I believe the dataset should be complete as Canadians don't normally wish to politicize the numbers by listing only the totals since the election of a new government.

Hi Gerry, thank you for your comment. This dataset refers to the number of Syrian refugees arriving in Canada as part of the Government of Canada's Syrian refugee resettlement program which officially began towards the end of 2015. There are no current released dataset on the total of Syrian refugees prior to this initiative.

We recommend you use the following form http://open.canada.ca/en/forms/suggest-dataset to suggest the dataset you are looking for.

Thank you. Momin, Open Government Team.

Could you please explain why Gatineau is in the list of Ontario? Thank you!

Hi, thank you for your question Jonathan. Can you let us know which dataset you are referring to? In the following dataset "Admissions of Syrian Refugees by P/T, CMA and Immigration Category" Gatineau appears to be under Québec. Momin, Open Government team.

Hi how should we cite this data? Thank you

3) Processing of all privately sponsored Syrian refugee applications submitted up to March 31, 2016, by early 2017 – on track.

Dose anyone know, when is the above commitment will take place? I hade my medical, Police clearance & Interview more the 6 months ago!!!

I am truly sorry to hear of your situation. This comment system is meant to address issues around the datasets and information posted on the open.canada.ca site. I am hopeful that if you are able to contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, you can find the assistance that you're seeking. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/index.asp

If your case has already been referred, you can find out more about next steps here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/gar/referred-after.asp

Warmest regards,
Momin, the Open Government team

I wish to live in peace ..
We are a family simple tasted woe of the ongoing war in my country. Displaced than five years were present in Egypt and are registered with the UNHCR.
We did an interview at the immigration office uncher. For resettlement. We want to live in peace and contentment. We would like to ask our files government through the UN High Commissioner for Refugees walls and acceptance of our files for resettlement in your country and thank you.

Samer,
This comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records - we do not administer any government programs, such as the immigration system.
I am hopeful that if you are able to contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, you can find the assistance that you're seeking. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/index.asp. If your case has already been referred, you can find out more about next steps here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/gar/referred-after.asp

Warmest regards,
Karin - the open-ouvert team

Is there any data confirm achieving the 1000 syrian and iraqi refugees for 2017 under the private sponsorship group of five and community sponsorship

Hi Hussam, here is the response provided by the data owner:

Thank you for your comment. Information about Syrian Refugee Resettlement in 2017 will be regularly updated on this dataset. The table titled “Admissions of Syrian Refugees by P/T, CMA and Immigration Category” in particular, will reflect the 1,000 foreign nationals affected by the temporary public policy. As the policy was renewed on September 20, 2016 for an additional year, data will be reflected on these datasets on a monthly basis.

We apologize for the delay in responding to your comment.
Momin, Open Government team.

Im Mohannad Fawzi I live in turkya I want go to kanada . I speek english , arabic and turkish
Plese helpe me

Thanks for your comment - I suggest you have a look here at the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship website to determine how best to come to Canada http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/apply.asp.
Best wishes, Karin the open-ouvert team

Thank you kanada

We iranian Refugess here and we are also waiting for canada for long time and we are recognised also but noting till now its 3 years we are waiting. many other also waiting for canada and no result till now for the refugess in turkey. We dont want to stay in turkey as its ver danger we dont want to die here also . no work , no money , no recpect , the treat us like slaves here bec we are refugess. İ just want to request the #unhcr and the Canadian Govermant to help us also here in turkey pleaseeeeeeeeeeee.

Helen,
I am truly sorry to hear of your situation. This comment system is meant to address issues around the datasets and information posted on the open.canada.ca site. I am hopeful that if you are able to contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, you can find the assistance that you're seeking. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/index.asp
If your case has already been referred, you can find out more about next steps here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/gar/referred-after.asp
Warmest regards,
Karin - the open-ouvert team

how about the iranian Refugess who are in turkey waing for long time to go to Canada and thet have been recognised . and the others also wht will happen to them. do they have to stay here and die.

We appreciate your comment, Reza; however, this system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historic statistics on immigration and visa applications, but we don't deal with policies or program delivery. Our best suggestion would be to contact Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Canada directly (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/index.asp) or your local Member of Parliament with your concerns.

Best wishes, Karin - the open-ouvert team

Hi, is there any information on the on the page about the number of refugees who are working/found employment? Apologies if it's here and I'm just missing it.

Hi Kevin, the following is the response provided by the data owner:

Thank you for your comment. Information is collected on the number of clients who accessed employment related services and this information may be found here: http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/b0c320b8-eb49-41b2-a527-e3fd6b955239s. However, we do not readily have available data on employment. For further questions contact the statistics mailbox at statistiques-statistics@cic.gc.ca

We apologize for the delay in responding to your question.
Thank you,
Momin, Open Government team.

Are there any statistics on the monthly average number of private sponsorship applications received by IRCC; specifically, those affected by the 1,000 limit?

Hi Joel, the following is a response by IRCC:

Thank you for your comment. The data for the Privately Sponsored Refugees (PSRs) category of the temporary public policy that accounts for 1,000 foreign nationals (principal applicants and their family members), received by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, will be reflected in the Syrian Refugee Resettlement record. The Admissions of Syrian Refugees and Syrian Refugee Settlement Service Clients by SPOs tables are updated on a monthly basis. Currently, data is updated up to October 2016. The dataset on “Admissions of Syrian Refugees by P/T, CMA and Immigration Category” in particular, will reflect the 1,000 foreign nationals affected by the temporary public policy. As the policy was renewed on September 20, 2016 for an additional year, data will be reflected on these datasets on a monthly basis.

We apologize for the delay in answering your question.
Regards,
Momin, Open Government team.

Hi my question about the new announcement by 21 December 2016 concerning Syrian and iraqi exemptions for providing UN refugee proof,did the 1000 target is achived
(This temporary public policy expires one year after it is signed, or once applications for 1,000 foreign nationals, that is principal applicants and their family members, are received by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship for processing under this temporary public policy.)

Are Canadian embassies receive humanitarian asylum to Syrian requests

Hello
I look at all the files and couldn't find any that states the religious groups. Please can you let me know where I can find that important information?
Thank you

Oliver,
Thank you for your comment. Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada does not report on religious groups.

When will complete 2016 statistics be made available?

Can anybody tell me how can i apply resident visa f0r me n my family..

Hello, I wanted to understand what is the difference in tabulation between CMA level breakdown and CMA of Settlement Provider Organizations level breakdown. Specifically, why is one breakdown less than the other (e.g. for Toronto) and how is CMA of Settlement Provider Organizations being calculated?

Thank you.

Thank you for your comment.

The Admissions of Syrian Refugees by P/T, CMA and Immigration Category refers to the admission of Syrian refugees by the Canadian province/territory, census metropolitan area and by immigration category.

The Syrian Refugee Settlement Service Clients by SPOs, P/T, CMA and Immigration Category refers to the admission of Syrian refugees by the province/territory, the census metropolitan area where they received settlement services.

If you have further questions, please contact Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca.

Is there data available on Refugee resettlement (all refugees, not just Syrian) that can be drilled down to the municipal, profile level? This would be helpful

I am interested in education level as I am working as a volunteer job mentor with immigrants. Is there any report that provides education level for only those seeking employment, i.e., excludes students, retirees, etc?
Thank you.

Chester,
Here's the response we received from the data holder:
Thank you for your comment. At this current time, we do not have this information readiliy available. If you have further questions, please contact Statistics-Statistiques@cic.gc.ca.
Best wishes,
Karin -open-ouvert team

The data is not available in machine readable format, can you provide a more developer friendly format for this data?

Hi Dana,
The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner:
"Thank you for your comment. We will consider including your suggestion in our assessments. "

-Tasha, the Open Government Team

It seems as though the numbers for males and females were incorrectly inputted for British Columbia. Will these be updated?

Hi Heather,
The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner:

"Hello, please note that each Province/Territory data total is displayed below the respective regional data, enabling the reader to view the report from the top down. Thank you."

-Tasha, the Open Government Team