Canada became the home to 46,700 refugees in 2016, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Jean-Nicolas Beuze, is thrilled. Beuze, who was appointed as representative in January 2017, stated, “We are very delighted that last year such high numbers (of refugees) were able to be resettled.”
This is the largest number of refugees to enter Canada in nearly forty years. In 1978, the Immigration Act went into effect in Canada, and there were 40,271 immigrants that resettled in Canada at that time. Representatives from Canadian Visa Expert report that the UN is very happy that Canada has opened her doors to these refugees who need homes.