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24 Bhutanese resettled in Saint-Jerome, Canada (Resettlement)

Published on Dec 14 2008 // Main News
Canada, December 11: The first group of the exiled Bhutanese landed here safely in Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada on December 8.

As per a highly-placed government source, these people will be settled in a place called Saint-Jerome, a town some 40 kilometer away from Montreal which is one of the biggest cities in Quebec. Quebec mostly has settlers from France who speak French.

No details about the relocated families are disclosed regarding the number and status of the newcomers.

According to the office of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the next group from Nepal is scheduled to arrive here in early 2009 and will be settled in various provinces of Canada including Charlottetown, and Prince Edward Island.

Contributed by Madan Kumar Giri/Charlottetown, Canada

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