Canada is increasing in popularity among residents of Hong Kong, recent figures indicate. Data from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada shows that 300 immigrants from the Chinese city have arrived in Canada from January to March this year. By comparison, during the same period of time last year, CIC had recorded 162 individuals moving from Hong Kong to various cities in Canada. This represents a tremendous increase of 85 percent.
At the same time, authorities in Hong Kong have revealed that there has been a 17 percent growth in the number of applications for immigration to Canada in the first three months of 2016, compared to the same time span in 2015.
Statistics from the Canadian government show that Canada has always been a top country of destination for people living in Hong Kong, as well as in other parts of China.
Two weeks ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for the 1914 Komagata Maru incident, when a ship coming from Hong Kong with immigrants was denied access to the country.
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