A 2-Tier system in Canada: Syrian refugees arriving before and after Nov. 4th

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refugee-loan-program If Boziaklian, seen above with his daughter Aline, and his family had arrived just a few months later, their costs would be covered by the federal government. (Marie Morrissey/CBC)

Syrians who arrived prior to Nov. 4 and refugees from other countries must cover flights, medical checks

By Laura Lynch, CBC NewsPosted: Jan 19, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016 1:50 PM ET

The first letter, dated Dec. 1, arrived before Christmas, while the second came just after the holiday. Both were from the government. Zouvik Baghjajian had been living in Canada for nearly five months by then, adjusting to her new life away from Syria.

She still could not get over how quiet it was near her new home, a tidy two-bedroom apartment in a suburban Toronto neighbourhood she shares with her husband and three children.

“Very peaceful. No bombs,” Baghjajian said.

The letters, though, had their own impact. They were notices from…

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