The Trudeau government says it is offering a “catch-you-next-year” deal for people seeking to come here.
But the country’s first major refugee program is still struggling to find the right mix of people to get it going.
The federal government says more than 200,000 people have been approved to apply for permanent residency under its new refugee plan.
Many have been resettled in the country, but there are still gaps in the numbers.
CBC News has been following the program to find out how the new rules are being applied.
Catch-you next year A catch-you, or “catch-in-the-air” plan, is when a person has already left their home country to join a new one and hopes to be able to stay for the duration of the resettlement process.
Under this plan, the government takes in a family member from a refugee country and takes them with them to Canada.
The family stays for six months.
If the family stays in Canada for three years, they can be returned to their home countries.
Under the plan, there are two ways the family can be resettlled in Canada: if the family is already settled in Canada, and if they wish to stay indefinitely.
In some cases, the family may be placed with friends or family in the community.
Other cases are far more difficult to arrange.
CBC’s Justin Ling has more on how the plan is being rolled out.
The catch-in in-the sky policy is also an option for people who want to be settled in Toronto.
The Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Department said it will take in an average of 50 people a day from Canada.
In the next two years, it will be able bring in an additional 200, with the goal of bringing the number to 800 by 2020.
For people who are on the waitlist to be resettle in Canada through the new program, the federal government has set aside $500,000 for their application.
It is the largest allocation for the entire program in its history.
The money is earmarked for a new “transition support” program, which is intended to help people transition into life in Canada.
That program is already running and will take the first 100 people through the program, with more to follow.
The catch-me-in the air policy is not an option, however.
In its most recent quarterly report, the department said the number of people applying for permanent resident status through the Canada-United States program has fallen from 578 in May to only 55 in June.
The drop is partly due to the “cascade of applications” and partly due the “limited availability” of housing for people in the United States, said department spokeswoman Amy Kroll.
The department says it will continue to try to resettle as many people as possible, but it is struggling to keep up.
“We know it is an issue.
It’s just too expensive,” Kroll said.
“That is not our policy.
We’re just trying to get our hands around it and find the balance.
The other issue is that the numbers are so low that it is hard to keep the numbers up.”
If you have any questions or concerns about the refugee program, CBC’s Sarah Mascarenhas will be live-blogging the government’s plan on the CBC News Network from Ottawa on Tuesday at 11 a.m.
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