Syrian refugees coming to Canada, by the numbers
A Syrian refugee man listens to an employee in the registration office at the UNHCR Headquarters in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (AP / Raad Adayleh)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, December 2, 2015 8:28PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:28PM EST
OTTAWA - A by-the-numbers look at the Syrian refugee crisis and Canada's effort to resettle some 25,000 of them before the end of February.
4,393,831: Number of Syrians the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has registered as refugees from the Syrian war.
2,291,900: Registered refugees living in Turkey.
1,070,189: Registered refugees living in Lebanon.
632,762: Registered refugees in Jordan.
25,000: Refugees the Liberal government has committed to bringing to Canada by the end of February 2016.
11,300: Refugees the previous Conservative government committed to accepting, initially by the end of 2018.
3,089: Refugees who arrived in Canada between Jan. 1, 2014, and Nov. 3, 2015.
464: Refugees have arrived in Canada since Nov. 4, 2015.
160: Refugees on board the first government flight of the program, scheduled to arrive Thursday night in Toronto.
12,538: Refugee resettlement applications in progress.
8,554: Refugees so far referred to the Canadian government for an interview.
69: Communities outside Quebec where there are private groups sponsoring refugees.
36: Cities where government-sponsored refugees will initially settle.
SOURCES: Immigration Department, UNHCR