The first set of Syrian refugees land in Toronto on Tuesday. The first wave will bring 214 refugees, with later waves throughout December bringing in a total of 1,000 refugees.
As a homeowner, you will not be directly affected. However, you should be aware of where your tax money is going. For instance, the refugees will gain immediate health care coverage and free housing.
While the Americans continue the debate as to whether accept Syrian refugees, the main concern is security. Public safety is commonly expressed concerned by the Toronto population, so make yourself aware of the pros and cons.
As you know, we Canadians are also very supportive, and helping another country makes us feel like we're doing our part to help our Syrian neigbhours.