Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced that Canada is exploring possibilities of how to welcome more immigrants from Hong Kong.
Speaking to reporters, Prime Minister Trudeau said his government will look to improve immigration from Hong Kong and add to the 215,000 Hong Kong-born Canadians residing in Canada (as of the 2016 census).
Residents of Honk Kong will have the option of Family Class immigration if they have close relatives living in Canada, while those without any relatives in the country can apply for skilled migration either through Express Entry or the Provincial Nominee Programs.
The Express Entry manages the Federal Skilled Worker Program, which will invite skilled immigrants who rank highest in Canada’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which is based on factors such as age, education, work experience and language skills.
Candidates with the highest CRS scores will receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residency.