MCIS is rolling out the welcome mat to the first flight of Syrian refugees tonight

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - MCIS is rolling out the welcome mat to the first flight of Syrian refugees arriving at the Toronto Pearson International Airport tonight.

Over 50 MCIS' Arabic interpreters will assist border agents, health officials and immigration officers to complete tests and health checks.

As the government aims to bring 10,000 refugees to Canada by end of the year and an additional 15,000 by the end of February, 400 Arabic and Kurdish interpreters will be stationed at multiple points of intake in Ontario, Quebec and overseas to facilitate their resettlement.

MCIS Language Services won the federal government's contract to provide interpretation and translation services to refugees, to effectively support and sustain the government's response to their resettlement.

MCIS is also using $ 25,000 of its own social impact budget to help privately sponsored Syrian refugees by providing telephone interpretation services.

SOURCE MCIS Language Services

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