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Update: Canada’s Tibetan Resettlement Project

September 1, 2014

September 1, 2014 - Out of the 890 prospective candidates shortlisted through lottery from Tibetan settlements in Arunachal Pradesh for resettlement in Canada, to date 171 candidates have successfully resettled in Canada. An additional 52 candidates are scheduled to leave India in September, 2014.

Among those already resettled in Canada, 74 are from Maio Chompheling settlement, 22 are from Tenzingang settlement, 49 are from Tezu Dhargyaling settlement and 26 are from Tuting settlement.

The third group with 86 candidates completed its medical evaluation and interview process in August, 2014 at Delhi. The call for medical evaluation and interview for the fourth group will be announced shortly.

The Canadian High Commission, New Delhi made arrangements for the medical examinations and interviews to take place at Tinsukia and Dibrugrah in Assam for the convenience of the applicants all of whom live in Arunachal Pradesh, a state in the northeast of India.

The Canadian Government has waived standard immigration application fees for the applicants. The cost benefit for Tibetan participants in the program amounts to approximately CND 450,000 or Rupees 2.4 crores.

The immigration program was launched and negotiated by the Canada Tibet Committee and is implemented by Project Tibet Society.  The program is scheduled to conclude in May 2016.

This article was submitted in two parts by the Department of Home (CTA) and was edited by the Canada Tibet Committee.

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