Canada welcomes only a tiny percentage of the world’s refugees

Canada offered a permanent home to less than 1% of the total number of new refugees forced to flee their countries in 2014.

The UNHCR reports that there were 2.9 million new refugees in 2014 (UNHCR Global Trends 2014 ).

Canada only accepted 22,220 new refugees in 2014 (representing less than 1% of the total number of new refugees worldwide).

According to the UNHCR statistics, Canada resettled 12,277 refugees and granted status to 9,943 refugees in Canada.