Tensions in Hong Kong May Lead to Canadian Immigration | MyConsultant

Tensions in Hong Kong May Lead to Canadian Immigration

Protests about the new extradition law in Hong Kong may lead to a surge in immigrants to Vancouver, a popular destination for former residents of Hong Kong.

Over 300,000 people in Hong Kong have Canadian passports, and mounting conflict over the recent extradition legislation has created fear about the possibility of pro-democracy advocates being sent to the mainland to maintain Hong Kong’s autonomy. 

This fear, along with rising housing prices, has caused a noticeable uptick in residents interested in emigrating.

Vancouver’s mild weather and liberal political climate have made the city a popular destination for immigrants of all backgrounds.