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  1. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    Canada froze immigration schemes in face of criticism

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... similar over the next two decades, but already changes are looming. Canada has stopped accepting applications under two key schemes, the immigrant investor programme and the federal entrepreneur ... into Canada, providing little long-term benefit to the economy. The investor scheme stopped accepting applications in July 2012 "while the programme is reviewed", said Citizenship ...

  2. News - World - CANADA

    A taste of Hong Kong amid language row in Canada

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver A taste of Asia spices things up in Canada Richmond's Aberdeen Centre touts itself as western Canada's "first truly Asian shopping experience", but that does not capture the extent to which it uncannily replicates a middle-class Hong Kong shopping mall. There are stores for Swarovski crystal, massage chairs, expensive Japanese jeans ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Richmond, Canada, residents challenge Chinese-only signage

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... in a bid to get the city council to back a policy requiring business owners to post a certain amount of signage in English or French, Canada's official languages. She presented ... the matter. "I came to Canada in 1989. I've seen a lot of changes, and in Richmond this issue is not going away," Au said. "It's controversial, it's sensitive, ...

  4. News - World - CANADA

    Police in Canada frustrated by Chinese package tour escapees

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver Hunt for four mainlanders believed to have fled in spate of disappearances around Richmond, the only majority Chinese city in North America Chinese package tour escapees frustrate police Canadian police are exasperated by a spate of ...

  5. News - World

    Vancouver's Chinatown has seen good times and bad

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... helped spur Canada to increase the head tax to a then-astronomical C$500, and four years later a white mob rampaged through Chinatown after a meeting of the Asiatic Exclusion League. ... to Vancouver and the rest of Canada was effectively halted by the Chinese Exclusion Act, and Chinatown stagnated with an ageing bachelor population and separated families. It was only ...

  6. News - World - CANADA

    Fears rise in Vancouver's Chinatown as trendy businesses move in

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver Historic Vancouver quarter has drawn hip business owners, a trend some fear will push up home prices and price out the poor Trendy Chinatown worry for poor A new wave of immigration is raising tensions in Vancouver's historic C ...

  7. Property - International - CANADA

    Housing is becoming less affordable in Vancouver and Toronto, bank says

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Toronto Homes in Vancouver and Toronto less affordable Vancouver remains the least affordable city to buy a house in Canada, while home ownership in Toronto is becoming more difficult, Royal Bank of Canada Economics Research says. The costs of owning a detached bungalow in Vancouver take up 82.3 per cent of a typical household's income, up 0.1 percentage points from ...

  8. News - China - IMMIGRATION

    How mainland Chinese immigrants are transforming Vancouver

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com A wave of wealthy immigrants from mainland China is transforming Vancouver in Canada, but the influx has seen property prices soar and most ... different, Europe and Canada. Canada has opened its arms to all people. It's very multicultural. But in Europe, they are always pushing you, they try to integrate you into their culture. ...

  9. News - World - CANADA

    Inter-Chinese race row in Vancouver over shark's fin soup

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... touted as the biggest Chinese restaurant in Canada. Jang, a leading member of the left-leaning Vision Vancouver party, said he had seen a change in attitudes towards shark fin. "I think ... of shark fin to Chinese culture. "He was born in Canada, influenced by Western culture from a young age and is totally unfamiliar with Chinese culture- unable to understand the historical ...

  10. Business - Money - CHART OF THE WEEK

    For a snapshot of the Vancouver real estate market, look to the mainland

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... as much as anything that happens in Canada. The chart of the week shows the relationship between growth in China's gross domestic product and home prices in metropolitan Vancouver, Canada's most expensive city, where Statistics Canada data show 15 per cent of the population has a first language that's a Chinese dialect. Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney has warned ...




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