2007: Chinese immigrant belives the more Asian Vancouver becomes, the better


Statistics Canada data shows that over 17% of the approximately 2.5 million people living in the metropolitan area are ethnic Chinese. Vancouver has one of the most diverse Chinese-speaking communities (from several regions of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Hainan, Malaysia/Singapore, etc.) made available to consumers in Vancouver and adjacent communities such as Richmond and Burnaby.

Chinese Vancouver: A decade of change
By The Vancouver Sun June 30, 2007

HONG KONG — Remember “Hongcouver?” You don’t hear that word much anymore in the polite society of Vancouver, a city that has grown into Canada’s — and North America’s — most effortlessly Asian metropolis.

But a decade or so, ago you could hear the term “Hongcouver” everywhere.

It was an era’s impolitic catch-phrase for the xenophobia and palpable occidental unease in Vancouver at the prospect of a profound upheaval in society. A sleepy city had suddenly found itself a magnet for one of the most significant — and wealthiest — immigration waves to ever hit Canada: the Hong Kong Chinese, who sought out Vancouver as a safe haven after the British colony returned to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997.

Mungerina Arabin Jerin, who left Canada to study in Bangladesh, dies struck by train in Dhaka


Canadian student, 22, struck and killed by train in Bangladesh: report
By The Canadian Press January 13, 2013 12:40 PM

DHAKA, Bangladesh – A newspaper in Bangladesh says a Canadian student was struck and killed by a train Saturday in Dhaka.

The Daily Star reports the victim’s uncle identified her as Mungerina Arabin Jerin, 22, a student at the Medical College for Women and Hospital in the suburb of Uttara.

Foreign Affairs confirms a Canadian died in the country and says Canadian consular officials are working with local authorities to gather details on the death.

Abu Bakar Siddique told the newspaper his niece came to the South Asian country last year while her Bangladeshi family remained in Canada.

Students and visitors from Punjab flocking to Canada

While observing 41st anniversary of the formation of the Punjab, radical political party Dal Khalsa sounded the alarm bells on the issue of demographic change in Punjab due to heavy influx of the migrant population into the state.

Posted on January 12, 2013

Visitors and Students to Canada From India Booming According to Immigration Department

The Canadian High Commission in Chandigarh. The visa office has seen rapid growth in the number of study permits and visitor visas issued to Indian nationals in the region (GOOGLE MAPS)
The number of visitor visas the Canadian government issues in India’s Punjab region has increased by 300 percent from 2005 levels according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

CIC says that approximately 17,608 visitor visas were issued in 2012 by its Chandigarh office, which serves the Punjab region.