Canada's Syrian refugee resettlement program: By the numbers
A family of Syrian refugees carry their belongings as they make their way to a bus which will take them to a nearby hotel after arriving at Toronto's Pearson Airport on Friday December 18, 2015. (Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
OTTAWA -- The Liberal government's Syrian resettlement program hit a milestone over the weekend with the arrival of the 25,000th Syrian refugee. Here's a by-the-numbers look at the program and its various moving targets:
25,000: Number of government-assisted Syrian refugees the Liberals originally promised during the federal election campaign to resettle themselves by the end of 2015, if elected; private sponsors would be expected to do more.
25,000: Total number of Syrian refugees, both government-assisted and privately sponsored, the Liberal government set out to resettle between Nov. 4, 2015, and Feb. 26, 2016, under the plan that was rolled out once they took office.
25,080: Total number of Syrian refugees who have arrived in Canada as of Feb. 27.
10,000: Number who were initially expected to be privately sponsored.
8,527: Privately sponsored refugees who have arrived in Canada as of Feb. 27.
15,000: Number who were initially expected to be government assisted.
14,383: Government assisted refugees who have arrived in Canada as of Feb. 27.
2,170: Number of refugees from a program that blends the two streams who have arrived in Canada as of Feb. 27.
25,000: Total number of government-assisted Syrian refugees the Liberal government says it will bring to Canada by the end of 2016.
$678 million: Estimated maximum total cost of the program.