The Rebel asked Canada’s federal Immigration department to:
"Provide copies of any documents, such as reports, studies, etc., that provide any statistics or information on the employment status for Syrian refugees brought to Canada since November 4, 2015.”
And what’s extraordinary about the 654 pages we received is that the most interesting details do not even pertain to the employment stats we asked for.
What’s interesting is the pattern of repeated instructions between immigration officials to conceal the truth from Canadians. Because, as it turns out:
Syria isn’t sending us their best!
According to the documents we obtained, 12 per cent of the Syrian migrants in Canada to date have at least one medical condition, while most of the files flagged for additional screening were for the potential of tuberculosis.
So, considering Canada has brought in 40,081 Syrians to date, simple math dictates 4,810 of them have at least one medical condition.
Moreover the vast majority of the Syrian refugees Canada is bringing in have absolutely no abilities in either official language.
According to a self-report issued to Syrian migrants 25 and older, 88 per cent of them say they have absolutely no English or French language skills. Meantime, visa offices suggest that number is actually closer to somewhere between 90 and 95%.
And, in the event you’re wondering why his is the first time you’re hearing about how striking the language and literacy rates are of those we’re importing, that’s because, Canadian officials were actually instructed to remove lines about limited literacy of these Syrian migrants from their messaging!
What about employment and government assistance for these refugees? As it turns out, not all refugees are adapting equally. As a whole, the privately sponsored Syrian refugees are faring better than the ones on the government’s watch.
Privately sponsored refugees are getting more jobs and faster; however, officials don’t want you to know that. In fact, immigration officials were given instructions to "double down" on why government focused on government sponsored refugees instead of privately sponsored refugees, who are more educated and integrated.
Is it any wonder that Canada’s immigration authority doesn’t want to commit to releasing their so-called "Rapid Impact Evaluation Report" on the Syrian refugees' integration. Perhaps that's because they’re not integrating.
So, what’s happening with these refugees who can’t speak English or French, might be sick, and aren’t finding work? Well, they’re getting all sorts of social benefits. But, again, the government doesn’t want Canadians to know as much.
The ATIP reveals an order to remove lines that mention Syrian refugees are receiving social assistance and child care cheques, because critics will be upset about double dipping.
But we’re Canadians! We want to help families, women and children in need, right? And they are mostly women and children coming in, of course. At least that's what Canadians were told.
We were told Canada is turning away single men as part of our Syrian refugee program. Then how do you explain instructions to remove statistics on migrant gender breakdown? "The number of males admitted will cause hysteria among those who thought we were keeping men out,” one email read.
With all these instructions on what not to tell the Canadian taxpayer, it makes you wonder what else the government’s hiding from us!