Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has announced on November 12th, 2020, increased measures to directly support and encourage Hong Kong residents to resettle in Canada as students, workers, and permanent residents.
Canada is enacting immediate policies to grow the Canadian economy with skilled Hong Kongers while in tandem offering support and relief for residents of Hong Kong where democracy is under threat by the actions of the Chinese government including the imposition of the National Security Law on June 30th 2020.
Some of these policy changes include:
- Expedited work and study permit processing for residents of Hong Kong
- A pathway to PR for young graduates
- Asylum claims for Hong Kong residents, and more.
Canada Immigration and Visa Services is on standby and available to assist Hong Kong residents in resettling to Canada now. Both work and study are considered essential travel to Canada, and Canada welcomes Hong Kongers. Canada supports the right to peaceful protests, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. Arrests and convictions outside of Canada for participating in peaceful protests in opposition to tyrannical governments will not deem you inadmissible to Canada.