Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted a group of tired Syrian refugees who landed in Toronto and told the first person to disembark, "you
"They got off the plane as refugees tonight, but they walked out of the terminal as permanent residents of Canada ,"
Trudeau told government employees gathered at the airport.
"It was a wonderful evening, and not only can we show the whole of Canada to a large group of new Canadians, but we want to show the world how to open up and welcome those who have fled the straits that are extremely difficult. "
The Canadian public's wide acceptance of plans for thousands of Syrians is in stark contrast to the US dispute over the issue, with many politicians calling for restrictions or outright bans on refugees.
Canadian opposition parties, including the recently defeated Conservative Party, have been arguing about time and detail,, the country has no major objections to the overall goal of receiving at least 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February.
The first 163 Syrians arriving late Thursday were sponsored by individuals or groups who agreed to arrange housing, education and other resettlement needs.
Sponsors have to raise more than $28,000, or $20,400, for each family.
There seems to be few places in the country where there is no sort of sponsorship group.
A popular resort in the north of Toronto, in the mascoka district of Ontario
Local resident Jody White, who was elected a Conservative Member of Parliament in October, said that after calling Huntsville, Ontario, she had connections with other people considering sponsorship, the Congregation of the Canadian Union Church.
At present, the number of volunteers from Syrian refugee sponsor Huntsville is about 300.
"In my wildest dreams, I didn't expect this to happen," she said . ".
"This is so positive.
"The group incorporated baking sales into its fund --
The fundraising plan also achieved its initial goal almost immediately, when Robert and Jacqueline Nunn, who lived in the community near the Bay Lake, donated $28,000. Mr.
Nunn, 65, who recently retired, said he was looking for "indulgence" to commemorate the event.
In Huntsville, the advertisement on the bulletin board of a steamboat caught his attention.
In addition to the boat advertisement, he also took a leaflet from the refugee group.
After reading these two books on a flight to Florida
Nunn decided to donate instead of buying the boat
Even though it looks cool, he said.
"A luxury trip, a car or a boat, is a bit faded and memories fade," he said . "
Nunn, who has never supported any refugee group.
"This refugee effort will have the impact of generations.
Where is the best value and where is the best return?
I threw out the advertisement on the ship.
More and more governors say they oppose Syrian refugees entering their country.
Enterprises also began to donate money.
Landlords in many communities have offered discounted rents to refugees, and National Rail Canada said on Friday that it would distribute $5 million to the community to help fund refugee resettlement.
Victoria Essis, professor of psychology at the University of Xi'an, director of the Center for Research on immigration and racial relations, said that while Canadian support for the admission of refugees sometimes weakens, the wave of refugees earlier established a good reputation.
"Many of them have become very successful people," she said . "
"They are very successful in giving back to the country.
"Professor Esses launched a sponsorship fund at the university, raising about $48,000, including small donations from students and about $2,000 collected in donation boxes set up by cafeteria cashiers
"Some people say it's kind of like Canada in our memory," she said . ".
"I remember Canada being more generous and welcoming diversity.
It's great to feel our enthusiasm.
"The refugee advocate agreed that a 3-1 was widely published in September-year-
The old Syrian boy who drowned with his brother and mother in Turkey prompted a large number of Canadians to become private sponsors or join sponsoring groups.
The boy's aunt, who lives near Vancouver, BC, has been trying to bring the family to Canada.
Debra Figgs, a longtime refugee advocate in Kingston, Ontario, said: "It is the picture of this little boy that makes people really act . " He is part of the Anglican Church of Canada and is currently working with 13 sponsoring groups.
"Especially since September, there has been a lot of growth.
"There is high hopes for the arrival of the first government flight carrying refugees.
In order to avoid overcrowding that may overwhelm refugees, the government has asked the public not to come to the airport to meet flights.
Those who have ignored the request are in no way able to get close to the flight: military aircraft flying refugees from Beirut taxiing to a terminal at the airport with no public access;
It is usually used only to visit foreign dignitaries.
The building has been transformed into a special processing center where the arriving Syrians can pass not only the usual customs, immigration and health checks, but will also get all the other paperwork they need for their new life, including public health insurance cards.
They will also get winter clothes and the children will get toys.
The same is true for part of Montreal airport, where the second refugee flight will take off on Saturday.
Many passengers who landed in Toronto said they were happy to be there.
"We have suffered a lot," says Kevin Jamkossian . " He and his wife, Georgina Zires, and their 16-month-
"Now, we feel like we came out of hell to heaven.