Syrian Refugee Benefits To B.C. Economy Could Total $563 Million: Vancity
Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Vancouver credit union is making a strong economic case for accepting Syrian refugees as B.C. prepares to welcome 2,500 of them by the end of February 2016.

Vancity's report says that the refugees are expected to contribute as much as $563 million in economic activity over the next two decades.

Assuming an influx of 2,500 refugees — with about half between the ages of 18 and 60 years old — the credit union estimates that their cumulative total economic activity could be $86.51 million by 2019, rising to $563 million by 2035.

That economic activity includes using goods and services, paying for housing, and contributing taxes.



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Source: Huffington Post