British Columbia’s exports are expected to fuel the westernmost Canadian province’s economic recovery this year even as immigration remains sluggish and the region’s tourism industry struggles due to still-high COVID-19 case numbers. “In the long-run, Canada does have the capacity to hit the ambitious targets set out last fall and population growth from new immigration
The global COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of Canada’s borders to almost all non-essential travel cut immigration to Quebec by more than a third last year and took a serious toll on its economy. Economic activity in Canada’s francophone province dropped sharply during the pandemic, driving its real GDP down by 5.2 per cent and
Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program is an increasingly popular way for Hong Kong residents to gain permanent residency in Canada – a trend that is holding true despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada figures show this entrepreneurship program allowed 20 Hong Kong residents to become new permanent residents of Canada in 2018.