Canada’s immigration minister has invited tens of thousands of Chinese millionaires to find other ways of getting into the country.
The appeal comes after the scrapping of a controversial investor visa scheme that resulted in their applications being dumped.
Chris Alexander also used an interview with the South China Morning Post on Wednesday to reassure would-be migrants in Hong Kong and on the mainland that Canada’s immigration system remained open for business.
He was speaking a day after the Conservative government in Ottawa announced it was ending the 28-year-old Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) and dumping the backlogged applications of 65,000 visa-seekers.
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