🌟 Exciting News for Hong Kong Residents in Canada: Easier Path to Canada PR 🎉
Attention Hong Kong residents working in Canada! Are you dreaming of making Canada your permanent home? Well, we have some incredible news for you! Canada is rolling out new measures to make it even easier for Hong Kong residents to stay and work in the Great White North, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share the details with you!
🔎 Get ready to uncover the latest buzz in Canadian immigration news! The removal of the education requirement under the Canadian work experience stream (Stream B) is here, and it's set to revolutionize your path to permanent residence. Effective August 15, 2023, this game-changing amendment means that more Hong Kong residents with Canadian work experience will be eligible for permanent residence, regardless of their education status. 🎓🔓
💼 Imagine a streamlined application process where you no longer need to worry about submitting proof of education. This exciting update complements the recent extension and expansion of open work permits for Hong Kong residents, making the transition from temporary to permanent residence even smoother. Now, talented individuals like you, who have already gained valuable Canadian work experience, will have the golden opportunity to contribute your unique skills and experiences to Canada's diverse and thriving workforce. 🌟💪
Here's what some prominent figures had to say about this groundbreaking development:
💬 The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "This signifies Canada's ongoing support for the people of Hong Kong and allows for continued meaningful exchanges between Canada and Hong Kong." 🤝🌍
💬 Paul Chiang, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion (Diversity and Inclusion) and Member of Parliament for Markham—Unionville, added, "We are ensuring that qualifications do not become a barrier to those who possess valuable experience and expertise. This change sends a powerful message of welcome and encouragement, reinforcing our commitment to building a diverse and prosperous nation."
💬 Jean Yip, Member of Parliament for Scarborough—Agincourt, exclaimed, "Removing the previous education requirement under Stream B is a transformative measure that will strengthen our relationship with Hong Kong and ensure a future of shared prosperity. This is a welcome announcement for not just Scarborough—Agincourt, but also for Canada."
💬 Wilson Miao, Member of Parliament for Richmond—Centre, shared his excitement by saying, "Richmond Centre and communities across Canada stand to gain talented individuals and grow in our social diversity by welcoming more Hong Kong nationals to immigrate and pursue work opportunities. Together, Hong Kong and Canada are fueling our economy, creating new opportunities, and a hope for strengthened bonds."
Now, let's dive into some quick facts that you need to know:
📌 In addition to existing permanent residence streams, Canada has introduced two new pathways specifically for Hong Kong residents. These pathways, Stream A (for in-Canada graduates) and Stream B (for individuals with Canadian work experience), provide incredible opportunities for you to make Canada your forever home.
📌 On February 8, 2021, Canada launched a new open work permit exclusively for eligible Hong Kong residents. This fantastic permit allows you to gain valuable work experience in Canada and expedite your path to permanent residence. The deadline for Hong Kong residents to apply is February 7, 2025.
📌 To qualify for permanent residence, you must intend to live in any Canadian province or territory other than Quebec. If you're currently residing in Quebec, we recommend consulting the ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration for more information on immigration pathways available in that province.
📌 As of April 30, 2023, Canada has already welcomed 3,122 permanent residents under the permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents (2,358 for Stream A and 764 for Stream B). Join the growing community of successful applicants who have made their Canadian dreams come true!
🌏 This measure perfectly aligns with Canada's recently released Indo-Pacific Strategy. It's a comprehensive roadmap that aims to deepen engagement in the Indo-Pacific over the next decade, fostering regional peace and security, boosting economic growth and resilience, strengthening people-to-people ties, and supporting sustainable development across the region.
📣 Are you ready to embark on your Canada PR journey? The new updates on the Hong Stream B program will make applying for Canada PR much easier for Hong Kong residents. Don't miss out on this incredible chance to make Canada your home sweet home! 🏡🌟 Start preparing your application, gather your Canadian work experience documents, and get ready to shine in the great Canadian landscape. The doors are open, and we can't wait to welcome you with open arms! 🤗
We hope this news fills your day with joy and optimism. Canada is here to support you, and we can't wait to see you thrive and succeed in your new home. 🎉
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