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<p>Government Policy Syrian RefugeeBy:Paul Young, CPA, CGADate: November 23, 2016</p> <p>This presentation is on perspective when it comes to impact of immigration and re-settling of Syria Refugees</p> <p>Paul Young - Presenter</p> <p>BioCPA/CGA25 years of experience in Academia, Industry and Financial solutionsYoutube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAArky1bAXPSuV2NLtUnyLg </p> <p>AgendaAnnual BudgetImmigration AnalysisRPP for Immigration and CitizenshipFacts and Figures on Syrian Refugees</p> <p>Canada Government 2016-2017</p> <p>Direct program spending includes the following areasFirst NationsImmigrationDefenseClimate Change and the environment</p> <p>Analysis/immigration and Citizenship$2.65 billion by 2020 on a cash basis, to address climate change in developing countries;More than $1.6 billion over three years, starting in 201617, towards security, stabilization, humanitarian and development assistance for Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon;$678 million over six years, starting in 201516, to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis and aid in the resettlement of 25,000 Syrian refugees; and$100 million in 201516 to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to help support critical relief activities in the region.</p> <p>http://www.budget.gc.ca/2016/docs/plan/budget2016-en.pdfhttp://www.budget.gc.ca/2016/docs/plan/ch6-en.html#_Toc4461068265</p> <p>Report on PrioritiesTrudeau April 2016</p> <p>Harper March 2015</p> <p>SummaryThere is less headcount under TrudeauWhat programs with curtailed to support the Syrian re-settlement?</p> <p>http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publications/rpp/2015-2016/http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publications/rpp/2014-2015/index.asp</p> <p>6</p> <p>Cost of resettlement Syria refugees$200M per year to resettle8K per year for one refugee?You could likely look at 15-20KTrainingHousingSocial assistanceEducationHealthcareFort McMurray Fire$100M likely to be Federal contributionSlave Lake Fire cost $1.3B</p> <p>http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2015/11/20/hefty-cost-to-bring-in-syrian-refugees/Cost outlook for immigration citizen ship Harper last budget showed 1.5B as compare to $1.7B for 2016-2017. This means $200M increase to the budgetSource: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publications/rpp/2016-2017/#a1.3Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/pub/rpp-2015-2016.pdfCanada has re-settled over 27,000 Syrians no breakout by ethnic group Cost to taxpayers $1B Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/22/syrian-refugees-federal-budget-2016_n_9525346.htmlhttp://globalnews.ca/news/2594151/federal-budget-2016-syrian-refugees-could-cost-taxpayers-nearly-1-billion/ Refugee costs There are claims the monthly amount refugees is $2,500/monthhttp://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/fact-check-do-refugees-get-more-financial-help-than-canadian-pensioners-1.2670735Healthcare and EducationEnglish second language coursesTraining/SkillsHealthcare programsHousing/WelfareRent subsidizationFood bank supportWelfare</p> <p>http://www.cknw.com/2016/05/09/how-true-is-it-canadian-government-spends-more-on-syrian-refugees-than-fort-mcmurray-wildfires/</p> <p>7</p> <p>Syrian Refugee Facts and FiguresCost outlook for immigration citizen ship Harper last budget showed 1.5B as compare to $1.7B for 2016-2017. This means $200M increase to the budgetSource: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publications/rpp/2016-2017/#a1.3Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/pub/rpp-2015-2016.pdfCanada has re-settled over 27,000 Syrians no breakout by ethnic group Cost to taxpayers $1B Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/22/syrian-refugees-federal-budget-2016_n_9525346.htmlhttp://globalnews.ca/news/2594151/federal-budget-2016-syrian-refugees-could-cost-taxpayers-nearly-1-billion/ Refugee costs There are claims the monthly amount per refugee is $2,500/monthhttp://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/fact-check-do-refugees-get-more-financial-help-than-canadian-pensioners-1.2670735Healthcare and EducationEnglish second language coursesTraining/SkillsHealthcare programsHousing/WelfareRent subsidizationFood bank supportWelfare</p> <p>http://www.cknw.com/2016/05/09/how-true-is-it-canadian-government-spends-more-on-syrian-refugees-than-fort-mcmurray-wildfires/</p> <p>8</p> <p>Food Bank - Usage</p> <p>Food Banks:In March 2015,852,137people received food from a food bank in Canada. More than one-third of those helped were children.Food bank use in March was 1.3% higher compared to the same period in 2014 and 26% higher than in 2008, before the start of the global financial crisis. Half of the provinces experienced increases in food bank use in 2015. Hardest hit was Alberta, where unemployment increased by 10% between March 2014 and 2015 in the wake of the dropping price of oil. Three-quarters of food banks in this province reported an increase in use. Nationally, 54% of food banks reported an increase in the number of people requesting food assistance.It has now been seven years since food bank use reached a low point of 675,735 individuals in March 2008. The need for food banks spiked drastically in 2009 and has hovered at record levels ever since.</p> <p>http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/syrian-refugees-food-banks-1.3562887https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/Hunger-in-Canada/HungerCount-2015.aspx9</p> <p>Welfare / Provincial and Municipalities - commentsThis in a nutshell is when the federal support for the refugees disappears and they now become the responsibility of municipal or provincial welfare programs.It didnt have to be this way but we likely will end up with more than 50% of these refugees on the welfare roles due topoor language skills and a subsequent lack of job skills.Source - http://www.therebel.media/trudeau_s_syrian_refugee_rush_failures_come_to_a_head_as_month_13_looms</p> <p>Comments Toronto StarAn influx of Syrian refugees along with the impact of wildfires and low oil prices in Alberta drove a 1.3 per cent increase in the number of people using food banks in Canada in 2016 compared to the previous year, a new report says.HungerCount 2016, to be released Tuesday, shows 863,492 individuals relied on a food bank in March, up from 852,137 in March, 2015, with eight out of 10 provinces experiencing a hike and Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia showing surges of more than 17 per cent.The study by national charitable organization Food Banks Canada says unattached Canadians now account for 44 per cent of those helped by the services, even though they make up just 28 per cent of households.</p> <p>https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/11/15/influx-of-syrian-refugees-fuels-surge-in-food-bank-use-report-says.html</p> <p>Comments Ottawa CitizenThe federal government cant just snap their fingers and have twice as many classrooms or instructors, says Dan Hiebert, a geography professor at the University of British Columbia who researches the impact of refugee populations on cities. Still, he is troubled by reports that money set aside to resettle Syrians remains unspent. Source -- http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/national/syrian+refugees+rebuilding+their+lives+suburban+canada/12412682/story.html</p> <p>Lapsing Funds - SyriansFeds spent $296.4-billion last year, left more than $12-billion unspent, election cited as possible reasonThe PBO says it will likely examine last year's lapse, because it means there may be objectives the government had that have not been met.</p> <p>Source - http://www.hilltimes.com/2016/11/07/public-accounts-reflect-296-4-billion-spending-higher-projected-lapse/86553</p>