Thousands of refugees from Syria being welcomed to Canada under the federal expedited plan will land in Montreal or Toronto.
The Globe and Mail daily of the country informed that about two thirds of those arriving in Montreal are Syrian Armenians, and the local Armenian community has assumed their sponsorship.
“We don’t see much of them,” said Stephan Reichhold, the director of an umbrella group of 100 agencies serving newcomers to Quebec. “They arrive, they’re picked up by their sponsor group from the airport and then they disappear from our radar.”
According to the document obtained by the daily, only 311 of the people slated to arrive in Canada by the end of this year are sponsored solely by the Canadian government.