The number of US citizens requesting asylum north of the border more than doubled between 2015 and 2016, from 80 to 187. Most of them were denied.
Sponsors are ordinary Canadian citizens committed to do everything they can to help resettle the refugees — from providing financial support to offering practical support, like helping with groceries, doctor’s appointments and English lessons.
In December 2015, the Canadian government started welcoming more than 35,000 Syrian refugees. Here's how some of them are faring 12 months on.
Thousands of Americans went searching for information on immigrating to Canada after the Trump victory on Tuesday. But moving north of the border is not as easy as brewing a pot of Tim Horton's coffee.
"Pure serendipity" reunited a Canadian journalist with a Syrian family she has profiled in Damascus two years before. Now she has their news from Toronto.