Integration of Syrian Newcomers : Successes and Challenges

One year after their arrival in Western Canada (B.C.), time is to assess and address Syrians’ quality of life.

Although 76% of the Syrian newcomers are regularly attending English classes, the employment rate remains of only 17% on a full or part-time basis.

In a video interview, CTV news anchor, Todd van der Heyden and Chris Friesen, Director of Settlement Services at the Immigrant Services Society of B.C., take stock of the ongoing situation and identify essential aspects.

To see the full video: click here.


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