Avoiding the Pitfalls of Investment Immigration Programs

Investment immigration programs have historically been perceived as a fad among the ultra-rich who wish to hold a second passport as a status symbol. Only recently experts and wealthy individuals have begun viewing programs as a tool for financial planning and securing better opportunities for themselves and their children.Visa-free travel privileges to the E.U., the…

Nova Scotia Immigration Conducts First Entrepreneur Draw of 2018

Nova Scotia immigration officials conducted the latest draw under its Entrepreneur stream on January 16, 2018. The draw saw 27 candidates issued with Invitations to Apply for Nova Scotia immigration, with the lowest-ranked candidate scoring 91 points. The previous draw, on December 19, 2017, also saw 27 Invitations to Apply issued and the same score of…

British Columbia Conducts First Entrepreneur Draw of 2018

British Columbia immigration officials issued invitations to apply to 15 candidates under the latest draw for the province’s Entrepreneur Immigration stream. Candidates required a minimum score of 115 to qualify for an ITA through the draw, which took place on January 17, 2018. British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration: January 17, 2018 Draw Date Category Minimum Score Invites Issued…

Canadian Passport Ranked World’s Fourth-Most Powerful

The Canadian passport has been ranked the fourth-most powerful in the world in the latest version of the Passport Index. Travelling to a foreign country is impossible without a passport, which is why the power of status of a passport depends primarily on visa-free travel privileges granted by the document. Passports of comparatively less-developed nations…

Canada Immigration Fraud: How Wealthy Candidates Manipulate the System

A recent court case involving rich Chinese families in British Columbia revealed the lengths some wealthy immigrants go to scam Canadian immigration authorities. It shows how wealthy foreigners are trying the exploit the immigration system to run tax and real estate scams and reap significant financial reward. Such activity has a direct impact on Canadian…