A Filipino woman who was invited to do a cross-island tour by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace was denied a two-week visa because of her lack of travel history and low salary.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada released its reasons for denying Glenda Alawiran-Plaza a visa to The Telegram after Alawiran-Plaza gave her consent for it to do so.
The Telegram reported last week about Canada’s denial of a visa to the Filipino woman.
Chris Alexander, Canada’s immigration minister, has given an interview to a Chinese newspaper just days after scrapping the Immigrant Investor Program which was extremely popular with Chinese applicants.
He has said that Chinese citizens were still welcome in Canada and will be able to apply for Canadian visas under a new investor program which will open later this year.
Mr Alexander told The South China Morning Post on Wednesday 12th February 2014 that Chinese applicants were also welcome to apply for any of Canada’s other permanent resident visa programs. He said ‘All of our other immigration programs are available to you. Find the one that fits best for your situation’.
Wealthy Chinese are moving to the U.S. and Europe because Canada has been scaling back entry, the South China Morning Post reported Sunday.
The story about the shifting preferences of Chinese millionaires came in the wake of Canada scrapping its investor visa scheme which has allowed waves of rich Chinese to move here since 1986. The announcement was made in last week’s budget.
“For decades, [the investor scheme] has significantly undervalued Canadian permanent residence, providing a pathway to Canadian citizenship in exchange for a guaranteed loan that is significantly less than our peer countries require,” Jim Flaherty said.
The paper says nearly 46,000 mainland applications for visas will not be processed and applicants will have their fees refunded.
“I think I made a good choice,” Hu Xiaofeng, a banker who obtained permanent residency in the U.S. last year through an investment program, told the South China Morning Post. “I wanted to move to Canada, but my agent told me the process was more complicated and the chances of obtaining Canadian residency status were slim.”
An Edmonton man admitted Friday to stealing nearly $735,000 from a company that provides food services to Rexall Place and spending it on a “lavish lifestyle.”
Court heard that lifestyle included extensive travel, entertainment and jewelry for Alvin Goh and his wife and a wedding ceremony in New York’s Central Park that was followed by a reception along the Hudson River on a chartered yacht and a party at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.
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