Canada’s Syrian Refugees One Year Later

“It has been a year since Canada welcomed the first group of Syrians that the government flew out of refugee camps, and both political leaders and refugees marked the occasion over the weekend with a mixture of pride and an acknowledgment of the challenges that remain.
 
Immigration Minister John McCallum said he would never forget joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other cabinet ministers at Toronto’s Pearson airport on Dec. 10, 2015 to greet the first plane load of refugees.”
 
See Syrian refugees mark one year anniversary of being welcomed to Canada
While the next POTUS wonders “what the Hell is going on” refugees from Syria welcomed to Canada last year are settling in making the adjustments that will prove them valuable members of Canadian society. Many of our ancestors were refugees one way or another from elsewhere and we should reflect on the effort, risk, and commitment refugees make when they come here. Thank them. Welcome them.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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15 Responses to Canada’s Syrian Refugees One Year Later

  1. Wizard Emeritus says:

    “Valuable members? That’s a stretch!”

    Let the chumming begin!

  2. luvr says:

    Robert Pogson wrote: “There are not a lot of jobs for speakers of Arabic in Canada and it takes a year or more for adults to learn a new language so this “news” is not news at all.”

    I’ve been a volunteer, taking part in sessions to give immigrants who are studying the language, the opportunity to exercise what they were learning, by having conversations with native Dutch speakers. I’ve always been impressed with how much they learned in even just one year.

  3. dougman says:

    Are you even employed Fifi? Did you watch meatspin? File that deformation suit yet?

  4. oiaohm says:

    dougman so you just admitted you did not have a clue what the average rate of employment was for refugees into a country in the first year.

  5. dougman says:

    “Dougman every country have idiots and spin doctors and you are a idiot and what you quoted was a spin doctor wanting to spin a particular point of view.”

    Fifi, go watch meatspin for a few days, I think you will be aroused by it.

  6. oiaohm says:

    But I didn’t write it, your own countryman did. Obviously, they know something you do not.
    Dougman every country have idiots and spin doctors and you are a idiot and what you quoted was a spin doctor wanting to spin a particular point of view.

    In fact the numbers are insanely good does not matter where the refugees are from is rare is 1/4 to be employed in the first year as average. So the Syrians must have a higher than average work ethic.

    Yes to address issues you do have to find out what the point of view are. Now more interesting would be police records on domestic violence and the like. Something shocking to most people is how high the Christian rate is of domestic violence compared to other religions. Issue starts with Christian marriage wording.

    Yes integration does not happen in 12 months. Expecting cultural problems for a while would be normal. Surveys to monitor this is an insanely good idea. Now how many of those people who said the stuff even knew average Islamic people or is it there is just a group of criminals that need to be sent packing.

    Thugs on the street are way more viable that the 90 percent of the population that are law following.

  7. dougman says:

    “dougman, beating a dead horse, wrote,”

    But I didn’t write it, your own countryman did. Obviously, they know something you do not.

  8. dougman, beating a dead horse, wrote, “One year after the first of 35,000 Syrian refugees landed in Canada, only half of all adults — approximately 9,000 individuals — have found work.”

    There are not a lot of jobs for speakers of Arabic in Canada and it takes a year or more for adults to learn a new language so this “news” is not news at all. I’ve met immigrants from decades ago who still have not mastered the language because they went to work instead of to school. I’d suggest they take as much time as they need to acquire suitable skills. We do not invite refugees to Canada to have them be indentured servants/slaves. We want them to enjoy the good life we enjoy in Canada. That takes a period of adjustment.

    Further, Syrians tend to have men work and women stay at home caring for home/children so we don’t expect 100% employment any more than we do of Canadian citizens. Two of my own children are not working at the moment, that’s just one third and I’m not worried because one is caring for my grand kids and the other is searching for her first big job after graduation. It’s all good.

    Don’t be stupid, dougman, finding alarm in everything. Life is good.

  9. dougman quoth, “Three-quarters of Ontarians wish their country would focus on taking care of its own citizens instead of devoting resources to foreign refugees.”

    That’s the most stupid comment I’ve ever heard attributed to Canadians. Everyone I know is welcoming of immigrants/refugees/visitors. It’s just good business and the right thing to do.

    That’s a pretty ignorant statement too. Canada is such a good country in which to live that I doubt there are many indigenous refugees except possibly for fire/flood and such. Anyway, we have plenty of room for Syrians and refugees from Trump too.

  10. dougman wrote, “When are you sponsoring your Syrian refugee family Robert?”

    Haven’t discussed it with TLW. We’ve sponsored a few from elsewhere though over the years. We are a little old for doing that these days and the grand kids visit frequently so we don’t have much space in our home.

  11. dougman says:

    When are you sponsoring your Syrian refugee family Robert?

  12. dougman says:

    75 percent now say Muslim immigrants hold fundamentally different values and a majority now say Islam’s mainstream doctrines promote violence. Only one-third of those in the region have a positive impression of the religion. Three-quarters of Ontarians wish their country would focus on taking care of its own citizens instead of devoting resources to foreign refugees.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/07/survey-canadians-regretting-muslim-refugees-believe-mainstream-islam-promotes-violence

  13. dougman says:

    Valuable members? That’s a stretch!

    One year after the first of 35,000 Syrian refugees landed in Canada, only half of all adults — approximately 9,000 individuals — have found work.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/3119278/half-of-adult-syrian-refugees-unemployed-1-year-later-liberals/

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