Robin Shulman has a long story in the Washington Post about the practice of private placement of Syrian refugees in Canada, link here. Niskanen tweeted the story today.
The comparable practice is still illegal in the United States. But individual Canadians, with their families and churches, are going to great personal effort, sometimes housing the people themselves.
Canada could have its own natural disaster refugee problem soon with the wildfire in Alberta, destroying the city of Fort McMurray of almost 100000 people.