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ISSofBC Report

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May 2, 2018 – ISSofBC: Syrian Refugee Operation to British Columbia: Taking Stock Two Years after Arrival

Over two years after arriving to BC as part of the largest refugee resettlement initiative in Canadian history, 40% of Syrians who arrived as Government-Assisted Refugees (GARs) are in full-time or part-time jobs, according to a survey conducted by ISSofBC. This figure is double the 17% reported a year after their arrival.

These are among key findings after ISSofBC surveyed 241 Syrian adults who spoke for their households representing more than 1,000 people who arrived in 2016.

The complete survey results are published in a report “Syrian Refugee Operation to British Columbia: Taking Stock Two Years after Arrival” released by ISSofBC on May 2, 2018.

Download the full report