Canada immigration news roundup
Over 50 percent of China’s rich are considering immigration: The Wall Street Journal reports that “half of the country’s richest citizens have considered investment immigration” as a way of securing their wealth. And according to the China Daily, most Chinese immigrant investors go to Canada, the U.S., or Australia. In Canada, you can apply for permanent resident status as an investor if you have a minimum net worth of CDN $1.6 million and you can make an $800,000 investment in Canada.
In the past two years Australians have accounted for a staggering 34 per cent of Whistler-Blackcomb’s workforce.
The British are coming to Canada, too: “Canada…offers the best quality of life for Britons abroad,” the Telegraph reports in their recent article, “Expats say Canada is best place to live.”
Perhaps one other reason why so many immigrants settle in Canada is that Canadians are among the happiest people in the world: According to a Gallup “Global Well-being Survey,” Canadians are second only to the Danish as the world’s happiest people!
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