Will Canada’s immigration scheme for Hong Kong drain young talent from city?
Benny Cheung Ka-hei, director of Goldmax Immigration Consulting, said his firm had recently received several inquiries about Canada’s latest policy for Hongkongers. “This morning we received more than a dozen calls about the details of the scheme. Most of the callers are in their 20s,” he said.
He expected the new scheme would be popular among young graduates as the application threshold was very low, without any requirement about the applicant’s assets, capital or work experience.
“Canada has always been a popular emigration choice for Hong Kong people. Now as long as you’re a degree holder, you can apply to work there. This scheme will be very attractive to those who want to leave Hong Kong,” he said.
Cheung described it as a win-win move for both Canada and Hong Kong youth, saying the country could make use of its new scheme to attract high-quality young talent from the city to fill the development gap there caused by an ageing population.