There are more than 140,000 refugees living in camps along the Thailand Burma border. Most of these are ethnic minority Karen. In 2007 Canada welcomed many Karen refugees, approximately 200 settled in Saskatoon. Upon arrival there were typical refugee settlement services provided. However, there was a language barrier as there were no Karen (S’Gaw) language translators in Saskatoon. The Karen refugees have settled in Saskatoon and have continued to live in the Meadowgreen neighbourhood. Most of the children attend WP Bate School and Mount Royal Collegiate in the area and the majority of the adults are employed.