of mainland Chinese as Canada has scrapped its decades long investor visa program. Many say they had been hoping to school their young children in Canada but are now being forced to make new plans.An Li and her family had been waiting for five years to get Canada’s green light for a residency visa. But this week， she got word that their application was rejected. This rejection left her reeling.
"I am very disappointed about the news. This will affect my kid’; An Li said.
dream amongst many Chinese millionaires.
Canada’s decision to scrap the investor visa program will have them relook at their lives.
Some say the outright abolition without notice is harsh. They say it creates uncertainty for applicants and the agencies that represent them.
Agencies expect to lose clients as many will give up on migration or switch to other types of immigration that require legal representation.
Up to now， of Chinese were able to apply for visas by investing $2 million Canadian dollars in government funds. And， Canada’s offer for entreprenuer visas may not be appealing to some.
"We’ve been wanting to go to Canada so our kid could go to school there， but we’ doing that here." Yu Qiaoling， Would-be Applicant said.
Immigration and investment lawyer Qiu Yuxia says this could be a positive move.
"Canada is not discouraging people from going to Canada. It doesn’t want people to buy residency. Rather， where they could create jobs and boost economy." Qiu Yuxia， Immigration and Investment Lawyer， Beijing DHH Law Firm said.
Qiu believes China’ and qualify for visas. With the potential to create jobs for Canadians， their applications would be more appealing.
Canada isn’t the only choice for China’，，
Yu Qiaoling says these countries would be the second choice for many families. All things considered， education， welfare， culture and hospitality， she says Canada is still her top choice for migration.