What’s a transportation loan?

Resettled refugees (refugees who are sponsored by the government or by a private group to come to Canada) have to pay for their medical exam and their travel to Canada. Since most refugees can’t afford these expenses, Canada offers them a $10,000 loan with interest. The burden of the transportation loans has painful impacts on refugee youth (for example many youth must work to repay their loan instead of focusing on school). http://www.ccrweb.ca/transportationloans.htm