Last Tibetan Under Ottawa Project Arrives To Resettle In Canada

Last Tibetan under Ottawa project arrives to resettle in Canada according to the news report in a local news portal from Ottawa. The last Tibetan under the larger ‘Project Tibet Society’ to resettle 1000 Tibetans from North Eastern states of India in Canada accepted the last of its 97 Tibetans to be resettled in Ottawa, Canada last Thursday.

“Lhundup’s arrival at the Ottawa International Airport the evening of Nov. 2 marked a major milestone in the Tibetan Resettlement Project in Ottawa, a volunteer organization that formed in 2012 to sponsor 97 of 1,000 Tibetans permitted by the federal government to come to Canada.” said the news report in Ottawa Community News.

“Lhundup is the last to arrive under the Ottawa project. The 41-year-old’s reaction after finally arriving in his new homeland was a blend of exhaustion and deep emotion after travelling for more than 14 hours.” added the news.

The Government of Canada is facilitating the immigration of up to 1000 Tibetans living in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India, at the request of the Canada Tibet Committee and Canada’s Tibetan community, following an appeal by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Prime Minister of Canada in 2007.

While the first batch of 200 Tibetans to be resettled in Canada under the Project Tibet Society arrived in Canada back in the year 2013, most of the total of 890 as shortlisted as eligible candidates to be resettled in Canada from Tibetan settlements in Canada have successfully settled in Canada states such as Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver area and sunshine coast and Victoria since then.

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