The mainland China is leading in the number as the largest source of Chinese immigration. A statistics released by Citizenship and Immigration Canada shows that every year 30,000 Chinese immigrants come from this nation which is almost 15% of the immigrants coming to Canada. The numbers are going increasing year after year. The involvement of Chinese Canadians in politics and other activities of Canada are taking a larger shape.
These immigrants from China come either to pursue higher studies or as labors or even under immigrant’s investor program.
Few years’ back Chinese citizens had given money to Prince Edward Island’s Immigration nominee program to reach Ottawa. The applications for immigration were rejected by Ottawa; yet, the money which was given for processing has not been refunded back to the applicants even after two years of the rejection.
The money was invested by the immigrants as a part of immigrant investor program. There are people who are owed more than $90,000 even after giving money for the program. This money was taken from them to attract immigrant’s investors, a promise which was never fulfilled.
Such people who invested money for their own prosperity are now suffering from a setback as a large amount of their fund is stuck. A lot many of their personal plannings like child’s education is hampered due to non-realization of the money. These people strongly blame the government for the delay they’re facing in getting their money back.
The government assures that a part of their money would be refunded back from a trust meant for these purposes.
Due to lack of promptness the investors seem to be losing faith in the provincial government and even the immigration consultants and other officials related to immigration.
The Chinese applicant folk are planning to travel down to Toronto for a protest so that they can catch the attention of the government.In a case, a person made an investment of $150,000 out of which only $45,000 was refunded back to him.
The investors made a lot of compromises in their home country by selling their houses, shops and many other possessions to make an investment in Canada and come here as immigrant investor program.
As a counter statement a spokesperson of immigration Minister says, “We had warned the P.E.I in 2008 that there would be lengthy delays for the unusually large number of applicants.”