You may be aware that the decisions made on where refugees are settled—in fact, we've discussed it before at this committee—are very much dependent on how they were brought in. If they were privately sponsored refugees, then they go to where the private sponsors are. Similarly, if they were the half-and-half category, the BVORs, they will also go to where the privately sponsored group is. When they're government-assisted refugees, we send them to the major centres across Canada. From there, they are destined onward depending on what the needs of the particular province are.
On June 14th, 2017. See this statement in context.