A family of new Hong Kong immigrants walk along  Jericho Beach in Vancouver, Canada in January 2021. Photo: Reuters
A family of new Hong Kong immigrants walk along Jericho Beach in Vancouver, Canada in January 2021. Photo: Reuters
Canada

Hong Kong migration to Canada soars to levels unseen since 1998, as ‘domino effect’ draws workers, students, returnees

  • More than 22,500 Hongkongers received Canadian permanent residency, work or study permits in 2021, up 256 per cent from 2019
  • About a third received open work permits created in the wake of the national security law, but data shows the exodus spread to other visa categories

A family of new Hong Kong immigrants walk along  Jericho Beach in Vancouver, Canada in January 2021. Photo: Reuters
A family of new Hong Kong immigrants walk along Jericho Beach in Vancouver, Canada in January 2021. Photo: Reuters
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