Canada May Fast-track Immigration Applications From Turkey, Syria
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has shared that Canada may fast-track immigration applications from people in Turkey and Syria following the devastating earthquakes. The two countries are struggling to recover from the massive scale of damages and loss of lives. Many countries have shown support for Turkey and Syria through donations and sending over resources.
Sean Fraser said that his department is trying to see what more can be done to help applicants already in Canada’s immigration system. This may help people already in the immigration system to get a quicker response on their application or an update on where they stand. This would in turn allow people struggling in Turkey and Syria, especially after the devastating earthquakes, to leave their countries sooner.
Earlier this week, two major earthquakes rocked southwestern Turkey and northwestern Syria and destroyed thousands of buildings. The death toll has crossed 19,000 in total from the two countries and at least 64,000 people have been injured. The two countries are still trying to rescue people stuck under debris.