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Honeymoon over in Canada for many of Trudeau’s 35,000! Syrian refugees who can’t find work

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 11, 2016


A youthful Justin Trudeau featured in this blog as a young-up-and-coming leader of Canada. I thought this photo was appropriate to highlight this news.

This time last year Canada began ‘welcoming’ thousands of Syrian refugees who were flying in by the planeload as the young new Prime Minister had promised when he was elected weeks before.  As a result, Justin Trudeau became the darling of the world’s humanitarians who were clamoring for America to do the same!

Now, one year on, my alerts today are filled with stories like these—panic sets in as one year of government support ends and Syrians can’t find jobs to support their families!

From The Star:

Bedrettin Al Muhamad and his wife, Mariam [featured family—ed] have been taking English classes and making every effort to immerse themselves in Canadian culture since arriving here from Turkey in February.


But the honeymoon will soon be over, as the Mississauga couple ponders quitting their English classes and starting to look for jobs to support their five children, Hanan, 13; Hasan, 11; Azzam, 9; Mohammad, 8; and Rahaf, 6.

“We are scared we are not going to find jobs. It’s a cause of stress. How are we going to pay for our ($1,735) rent when money stops coming in?” asked Al Muhamad, 37, whose family’s monthly government refugee resettlement assistance ends on Feb. 12.


For many of the 35,000 Syrians who have arrived in the country — 15,000 in Ontario — since Canada started bringing in planeloads of newcomers last Dec. 9, what is commonly known in the refugee resettlement circle as “Month 13” is looming.

After a year of being warmly welcomed into local communities across the country, the 12-month financial commitment to these refugees by Ottawa and private sponsorship groups will start to come to an end.


Trudeau in December 2015: I come bearing coats (no jobs) but we have coats for this year at least!

And, here is another story (with another featured family) from The Guardian:

Canada had previously granted asylum to a small number of Syrian refugees. But one year ago this week, 163 Syrian refugees were greeted at the airport by Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, in scenes that contrasted sharply with the hostile rhetoric emanating from some US politicians, including then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Thousands more refugees would arrive in Canada the following months, supported either by the federal government or by private citizens who committed to covering their expenses for their first year in Canada.


But the one-year mark means an end to the monthly living allowance from the government that has, along with food banks and donations, sustained their new lives. From February onwards, the family must either support themselves – a seemingly monumental task considering the parents’ search for jobs have so far been fruitless – or enroll in the province’s social assistance program, in which they would likely receive less of an allowance than what they’re currently receiving.

“All the Syrians say the same thing, we’re worried about what happens after one year. We don’t know. With no stipend, how are we going to live?” Alsakni said through a translator. “It’s like we’re blindfolded. We don’t know what is coming.  [This is the mother in the family speaking, she is the only adult in the family to begin to learn English, but she still needs a translator!—ed]

There are many more stories like this in my alerts today.

It is a good thing we have Germany and Canada as models for what NOT to do about Syrian refugees!

For our complete Canada category, go here.

23 Responses to “Honeymoon over in Canada for many of Trudeau’s 35,000! Syrian refugees who can’t find work”


    What kind of support do government-assisted refugees get?
    The Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) gives government-assisted refugees immediate and essential supports for their most basic needs.

    Support services include:

    greeting at the airport,
    temporary housing,
    help with finding permanent housing,
    help with registering for mandatory federal and provincial programs,
    orientation to the community, a service that includes
    providing contacts for safety and emergency services,
    introducing refugees to the city where they have settled,
    public transportation,
    Canada’s education and health care systems,
    Canadian laws and customs, and
    the local climate,
    personal finance help in areas such as
    setting up a bank account and
    using debit and credit cards,
    basic “life skills” support for high needs clients, and
    referrals to other refugee programs.
    Canada provides income support under the RAP to eligible refugees who cannot pay for their own basic needs. Support can include a:

    one-time household start-up allowance, and
    monthly income support payment.

    The level of monthly financial support is generally based on the prevailing provincial social assistance rates in the province where the refugees settle. Financial support can last up to one year after a refugee arrives in Canada, or until they can support themselves, whichever occurs first.


    Government-Assisted Refugee Program

    The Government of Canada is working with Canadians to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada. Find out how Canada is helping Syrian refugees and what Canadians can do to help.
    Government-assisted refugees are Convention Refugees Abroad whose initial resettlement in Canada is entirely supported by the Government of Canada or Quebec. This support is delivered by IRCC-supported non-governmental agencies.

    Support can last up to one year from the date of arrival in Canada, or until the refugee is able to support himself or herself, whichever happens first. It may include:

    help in finding employment and becoming self-supporting; and
    other resettlement assistance.
    Organizations offering resettlement services to newcomers to Canada are called service provider organizations. There are various service provider organizations located throughout Canada working within the Resettlement Assistance Program.

    The Canadian government offers financial assistance for government-assisted refugees and loans for all resettled refugees.

    Find out how to get the help you need and some great advice about living in Canada after you arrive.

    Urgent Protection Program (UPP)
    The Urgent Protection Program (UPP) ensures that Canada is able to respond to urgent requests by refugees under threat of being returned home, of expulsion or of facing direct threats to their lives. UPP cases are designated as government-assisted refugees and some may be identified as Joint Assistance Sponsorship (JAS) cases. Learn more about the UPP.

    Women at Risk (WAR): UPP includes cases of women whose lives are at risk and for whom urgent protection is needed. Women who are in need of urgent protection or who are vulnerable do not have to show that they have settlement potential. However, as with all refugee applicants, women at risk and their accompanying dependants must pass medical, security and criminality requirements. Women at risk may also be privately sponsored.

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  2. […] Honeymoon over in Canada for many of Trudeau’s 35,000! Syrian refugees who can’t find work […]


    • A great idea: let the ones that voted for these liberal leaders house them in their own houses. Leaders need to house them also. Churches that helped resettlements need to pay for housing them instead of the taxpayers. Globalists are choosing the death cult of Islam for population control because it is way cheaper than a suppressing army or police. Muslims have full loyalty to their leaders (Imams) will do anything they are told to incl children killing the “infidels” and carrying explosives to crowded places. The agenda is to destroy nationalism and nations.


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  4. […] Honeymoon over in Canada for many of Trudeau’s 35,000! Syrian refugees who can’t find&nb… December 11, 2016 […]




  6. Here’s the thing. These people have evolved over tens of thousands of years to live in warm countries, only us poor Northern SOBs were born and bred into and for our kinds of countries. It’s a form of progressive cruelty to bring Somalians, Syrians etc. into such a harsh climate. Apparently their health suffers from a lack of vitamin d etc. Very cruel on the part of the supposedly “kind-hearted” progressives like Trudeau and his supporters.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      On this Vitamin D issue… I saw a study that Somali kids living in the north had higher rates of autism due to lack of Vit. D during the mother’s pregnancy.

      Truth be told for most bleeding hearts, it is all about how they feel about themselves than it is about what would be the best for these ethnic groups in the long run. (It is about a whole lot more too!)

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    • nafbpo7 said

      Much more humane to temporarily settle them as close to their homeland as possible, so they can return home when the situation is manageable. If you look at the numbers of potential refugees, there is no way both Canada and America can solve the problem by bringing them here.

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  7. Promises with no forethought! Now the citizens of Canada must pay!


  8. Reblogged this on islamnewworldorder and commented:
    “THIS” could get interesting.
    No offense to America’s good friend, Canada–well, plenty of offense to the block-headed trudeau.
    I think Canada has been in stage 2 DEFENSIVE JIHAD for awhile (or close) but, now, stage 3 OFFENSIVE JIHAD might be right around the corner. I think the leadership of islam can get impatient quite fast (look back at Iran and Lebanon, once the Paris of the Middle East, and now even Paris is no longer Paris.)
    To learn about the jihads please check out David Wood on YouTube. The link is to a 24-minute video, but I think it’s worth watching.

    America, BTW, I believe, is still mostly “quietly” in stage one, STEALTH JIHAD

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  9. ELN said

    Reblogged this on ELLIOT LAKE News and commented:
    “… and now, for the rest of the story.”


  10. nafbpo7 said

    I wonder when we will see our first apprehensions of Canada’s Syrians coming south across our border? Something similar happened in the past with Somalis.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. rongkirby said

    They will soon be traveling from CN to the US. Sanctuary Cities get ready, here they come.


  12. There was NO’honeymoon’ for this Socialist BOOB,

    The worldwide political trend is AGAINST Progressiveism and Socialism…only they don’t get it, yet.

    These Leftists, literally, put themselves OUT of favor, because of their proven, FAILED Ideology !

    Trudeau is the White Obama…a legend in his own mind. Their Country is going into the CRAPPER !

    Support for federal Liberals plummets, new poll shows
    But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sees a just a small drop in his approval rating.

    OTTAWA—After soaring in public approval for more than a year, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals tumbled last month in a new poll that reflects a prime minister and key ministers struggling to balance ambitious electoral promises and the hard realities of governing.

    A new Forum Research poll conducted at the beginning of the week shows the Liberals dropped from 51 per cent a month ago to 42 per cent nationally.


  13. Make Trudeau PAY THEIR EXPENSES.
    ALL immigrants must have SPONSORS who will be accountable for the actions of the immigrant. Supporters of ILLEGALS are ASSUMING SPONSORSHIP of all Illegals and therefore are FINANCIALLY responsible for CRIMES and LIFE SUPPORT of ALL illegals. NO illegals should be on TAXPAYER DOLE, they should be living on the wealth of their SPONSORS and in THEIR HOUSES.
    All the REFUJIHADI supporters should be PAYING for their muslim friends and taking them into THEIR homes. Giving charity with someone else’s money is THEFT. You give charity with YOUR money. “A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.” — G Gordon Liddy

    you likee Mudslums? YOU GO LIVE WITH THEM. do not make the REFUJIHADIS walk all the way here ,,,, SEND those who are concerned about them over THERE to the REFUJIHADIS’ homeland. Send the CONCERNED ONES with THEIR OWN money to pay for the charity they are SO anxious to hand out because “being charitable” with someone else’s money is THEFT, charity must be paid for with YOUR money.

    Liked by 3 people

    • canada1950 said

      Agree completely. Tears coming from Junior for refugees and our government saying that a refugee should not have to choose between eating or paying for rent. No tears for the Veterans that fought for Canada to keep it safe, and no words to say Veterans should not have to choose between food and rent. How many Veterans are homeless and have to fight for everything they need? We know there is no photo op, opportunities when it comes to the great Canadians that keep us safe. We also no whose side Junior is on, when praying in a Mosque is more important than taking are of our Veterans. Shame on the Canadian government and shame on Canadians for letting this happen to these brave men.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Brittius said

    Reblogged this on Brittius.


  15. Reblogged this on jowitteroosblog.


  16. Tom Parson said

    Fools! They should have come here as we seem to support everyone without end. UGH!! We need to stop the resettlement program now and overhaul the whole thing. Ann, keep up the great work!

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Published:


    On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 6:39 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: ” This time last year Canada began ‘welcoming’ > thousands of Syrian refugees who were flying in by the planeload as the > young new Prime Minister had promised when he was elected weeks before. As > a result, Justin Trudeau became the darling of the world’s” >


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