30% of adult Syrian refugees in Nova Scotia are illiterate, most of these are Quantum Computing experts however

Syrian families learning English in Nova Scotia may face bigger challenges than previously expected, as some adults must learn to read and write for the first time.

All the newcomers were assessed against Canadian language benchmarks upon arrival. Last week, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia received the results of those assessments, said Nabiha Atallah, the manager of communications and outreach.

“Sixty per cent of our new Syrian adults are pre-benchmark — they don’t have Level 1,” she said. “They would be starting from scratch.”

The assessment also found 30 per cent of the Syrian adults do not read or write in their first language of Arabic.

h/t JBR

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Illiterate foreign pharmacist are one of the many ways that Canada keeps their healthcare costs in-check!

    • Heh;)

    • Exile1981

      Lamictal or Lamisil …. don’t worry if they confuse those two drugs.

    • Sounds to me like a lot people got in with fake ID’s.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Or purchased foreign degrees.

        • Alain

          I think both you and Ricardo are correct.

  • Martin B

    If they weren’t vetted for the most basic literacy, they certainly weren’t vetted for terrorism.

    This refugee disaster is just a microcosm of the complete disaster that the Shiny Pony administration is going to inflict on Canada.

    • Brenda

      Someone should take a hard look at those UNESCO figures.

  • xavier

    I’m very curious about the Syrian Christians. What’should their literacy rate.

    And those illiterate will help Canada grow….how again?

  • Jay Currie

    Does it matter? We brought in a bunch of people most of whom will swell our welfare ranks. Our blessed electorate saw a drowned child and demanded our government “do something”. We did. The idiot electorate felt great about that.

    Job done.

    • The power of propaganda is proven once again.

      • MRHapla

        Control the message,,,control the media,,,,,,control the masses

        works every time.

  • V10_Rob

    Just stick the adults in the same grade school classes as Canadian-born children.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    • tom_billesley

      You’re bigoted if you don’t believe that the bearded men who land on Greek beachheads are not unaccompanied minors who should be found places in homes for vulnerable children and in schools.

      • Lol.

      • V10_Rob

        People keep calling me that, and I dutifully cringe and prepare to burst into flames, like a vampire in sunlight. But nothing happens, not even a rash. I think there’s something wrong with me…

        • Alain


  • tom_billesley

    Migrants to Britain from Pakistan and Bangladesh are often from parts with poor educational facilities (one reason to emigrate) so they are illiterate in their native tongue, yet still central and local government bodies in Britain insist on spending money on publishing documents, posters and information leaflets in multiple languages including Urdu, Punjabi, Pushto and Bengali. Feel the breeze from all those virtue signalling flags.

    • They live in a fantasy world from morning to evening.

  • Educated Muslims are as dangerous (potential terrorists) as uneducated ones, if not more so.

    • MRHapla

      Both sets of WTC terrorists were ‘well educated” ,,various engineering degrees.

  • marty_p

    The Govt had such a positive return from all the illiterate Somalis they imported – it’s only logical they expand the program to importing other illiterate Mo’s. It’s simply another government job creation initiative – creating jobs for welfare caseworkers, social workers, police officers etc who will be cleaning up the mess for decades.

    • Lol. Nail on the head: “government job creation initiative – creating jobs for welfare caseworkers, social workers, police officers etc”

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    ….Pharmacist means Dope-dealer… …banker means thief… ..professional means welfare scammer..

  • John

    Killing Kuffurs doesn’t require any degree of literacy, actually.

    OTOH, they’ve got everything it takes to be belligerent Muslims, and that’s all that matters

  • maggiemay29953

    There aren’t enough decent jobs for our university grads so how can an illiterate refugee have any chance of supporting his huge family? They can’t be bothered to learn to read and write in their own language yet they keep producing children nonstop. How were they supporting these children back in the old country? Now thanks to the new tax free child benefit they will figure out that the more children they have, the more money the government will give them!
    Welcome to Canada!