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Chinese millionaire migration to Canada is in a state of flux

July 28, 2015

Ian Young, South China Morning Post | For the first time in recent years, wealth migration applications to Canada fell below approvals in 2014. However, a backlog of Quebec Immigrant Investor Programme applications will likely help maintain approval levels for a few years. Figures shown here include only principal applicants, not dependents. Larry Wang has quietly helped shape modern Vancouver, though few in the city have probably heard of him...

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Canada’s super rich immigration program draws poor response

July 28, 2015

By Kalyan Kumar, International Business Times | Canada’s ambitious pilot immigration program for attracting super millionaires have drawn a muted response. In the past six months, since the program started, there were only six applicants, which is nothing compared to the former investor class immigration program. The latter was scrapped in 2014, amid criticism that it allowed wealthy Chinese to buy their way into Canada. Referring to the poor response...

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BMO New Canadians Study: More Than Half of Immigrant Parents Believe Their Children Will Be Better Off in Canada

July 27, 2015

By Digital Journal | BMO Wealth Management today released the results of a study on how New Canadians feel about their children’s future in Canada, as well as their approaches to estate planning. The study is the second in a series, Making the Financial Transition, which examines a variety of financial issues related to New Canadians (those who have moved to Canada fewer than 10 years ago). According to the...

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The intricate web of lies daughter of Vietnamese immigrants fed her parents – from high school to college graduation – before she hired hit men to kill them

July 27, 2015

By Ashley Collman, Dailymail.com | When Jennifer Pan was arrested for hiring hit men to kill her parents in 2010, her motivations seemed straight forward. The 24-year-old’s strict Vietnamese parents forbade her to see her boyfriend and she snapped. But a new report from a journalist who grew up with Jennifer is shedding light on the years of deceit that the first-generation Canadian fed her parents, which caused a break...

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Any language on Richmond signs seen as individual right

July 26, 2015

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Chinese-language signs have been a fiery issue in Richmond. Residents have launched petitions insisting all signs contain at least some of Canada’s official languages, English or French, even if almost half the city’s population is ethnic Chinese. Prominent Chinese leaders have also called on Richmond businesses to include English in all signs, as well for immigrants to show respect for their adopted country by...

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Vancouver entrepreneur in a hurry to make his mark in the marketplace

July 23, 2015

By Jenny Lee, Vancouver Sun | Just two weeks ago, young cosmetics entrepreneur Kevin Liu, 25, was on the phone at 3 a.m. He was trying to get a crucial product shipment through U.S. Customs when his wife signalled him. “Everybody was on the line — the buyer, FedEx. At the last moment, I said ‘Excuse me. I am in labour with my wife.’ ” By 11 a.m., the rattled...

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