Canadian Immigration News: August 11, 2017

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Canada’s new 10-year visa has created a significant impact on the latest housing booms in both Vancouver and Toronto. In 2015, Canadian immigration officials created and issued 390,000 10-year, a multi entry visa to residents of Mainland China. The officials also offered another 162,000 visas for people from India. The multi entry visa has caused a chain reaction in the real-estate market. Not only are these people investing in real estate in cities across Canada but they are also bringing their families who will eventually invest as well. Many of the wealthy foreign nationals are employing their international student children “as channels for investing in real estate, they say, noting there are 130,000 international students in British Columbia, 51,000 of whom are from Mainland China”. An immigration lawyer added “Some people are transferring their wealth to their dependents and then relinquishing their permanent resident status in Canada. They’re applying instead for 10-year visitors visas,”.

Canada House Market


It is not a secret that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a friend of immigrants and refugees but immigration specialists say he had a wake-up call earlier this week. There has been a recent influx of illegal refugees flooding into Canada by crossing the border into Quebec, and Canada hasn’t been ready for this significant increase. So many refugees, mainly Haitians, have crossed the border this month that Montreal opened the old Olympic Stadium as a “welcome center” for refugees. Despite the Trudeau’s past enthusiasm for immigration, it appears he has changed his tune. “We want migration to Canada to be done in an orderly fashion; there are border checkpoints and border controls that we need to make sure are respected,” Trudeau said. The Canadian Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, also commented on the refugee increase, “We are ensuring that the capacity to deal with these refugees is in place and our immigration system remains strong and robust.”

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with a Syrian refugee during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 1, 2016. (Chris Wattie/REUTERS)


Immigration specialists analyzed the difference between immigrants headed to Canada vs. America. According to statistics from both countries immigration agencies, immigrants in Canada are younger, better-educated, and far more likely to be selected for economic reasons. In the 2015 report by the ORganization for Economic Cooperation and Development, it stated that US immigrants are to earn less and five times more likely to live in a poverty setting than immigrants in Canada. A Heritage Founder scholar, James Carafano, said that Canada partially protects its more generous social welfare programs by maintaining an immigration system that is more selective about which immigrants come to Canada. “If you add a bunch of people to the safety net who aren’t contributing to the net, that adds a stressor,” said Carafano.


Other Canadian Immigration Stories This Week:

  1. New 10-year visas stoke housing booms in Vancouver and Toronto

  2. Canada Letter: Spurning Silicon Valley and Rock’s Native Roots

  3. Comparing Trump’s Immigration Bill To The Canadian Merit-Based Model

  4. Canadian Official Deplores Illegal Border Crossings by Immigrants

  5. Brexit: Young EU migrants could be given two-year work visas ‘to boost economy’ after UK leaves

  6. Mass Of Illegals Forces Trudeau To Backtrack On Open Borders
  7. Stateless girl stranded in the Dominican Republic as adoptive dad fights to bring her to Canada

  8. Justin Trudeau: Canada Has Capacity To Process Refugees

  9. Going green: Bill would allow Canadians to spend more time, money in U.S.

  10. Canadian deported from Kenya says officials gave ‘flimsy’ excuse for detention
  11. False information sends asylum-seeking Haitians to Canada

  12. Immigrants to Canada Outperform Those to America Economically, Socially

  13. What you need to know about the Quebec asylum seekers

  14. Migrants are being misled about Canada’s immigration policy

  15. These Bay Area folks actually moved to Canada — and they don’t plan to return soon

  16. Canada welcomes refugees but shuts the door on asylum seekers

  17. In the Trump era, are Canadian cities poised for success?

  18. Rosenberg: Toronto housing slowdown is good for economy
  19. Canada’s Bold Move to Attract Highly Skilled Talent Paying Off
  20. Commentary: Why the U.S. doesn’t need Canada’s immigration system


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