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Saskatchewan's first Syrian refugees on their way to Saskatoon

Refugees destined for Saskatoon arrive in Canada Friday.

Refugees destined for Saskatoon arrive in Canada Friday

Members of groups who are sponsoring two Syrian refugee families hold up signs welcoming their charges as they wait for the families to arrive at Toronto's Pearson Airport. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

A group of 14 Syrian refugees will soon be calling Saskatoon home. 

Canada is expecting another government-organized flight of refugees, Friday

The plane of 224 Syrian refugees will land in Toronto, and according to the federal government, will include Saskatchewan's first wave of newcomers. They're part of the 25,000 promised by the federal government during the fall 2015 election campaign.

But there is no definite date set for the 14 set to arrive in the bridge city.

"After arrival in Canada and once refugees are done at the Welcome Centre, most will then be transported onward to a local hotel for an overnight stay to rest and have something to eat while awaiting the next step in their journey to their destination community," wrote Don Murray, a representative for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, in an email Thursday. 

"For those requiring onward travel, they will continue their journey, in most cases, the following day," he added.

Four flights will bring a total of 757 Syrian refugees to Canada this month. 

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