1000 limit reached for Syrian and Iraqi G5 exemptions

As of January 25, 2017 the government has announced that 1,000 Syrian and Iraqi applications submitted by Groups of Five or Community Sponsors have been received since 19 December 2016. This means that no more Syrians or Iraqis can benefit from the exemption of the proof of refugee status requirement that applies to refugees sponsored by Groups of Five or Community Sponsors.