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Feds tout ‘steady progress’ on closing data, service gaps exposed during Syrian refugee operation

By Samantha Wright Allen       

Despite the government's review, NDP critic Jenny Kwan says ‘those gaps are still very much there.’

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, which reports to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, says it's improving data tracking of Syrian refugees after a 2017 audit found gaps in how Canada measures settlement success. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada says action taken over the last few months and lessons learned from Syrian refugee settlement will reduce wait-lists and address data gaps the auditor general revealed in an audit last fall, though an opposition critic says the damage has already been done. In a report issued Aug. 30, the government offered a hopeful outlook, saying the actions outlined “will reduce wait times for clients waiting for language training and ensure that newcomers and refugees

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