Where do Immigrant Investor Funds Go In BC?

Meurrens LawImmigration Trends

One of the questions that I am most frequently asked is “where does British Columbia’s money from the Immigrant Investor Program go?”  Indeed, at least two people today e-mailed me this question after they read an article in the China Daily about how $1.6-billion left China due to emigration under various investor scheme. The answer … Read More

Chinese Immigration and Vancouver Real Estate

Meurrens LawImmigration Trends

The topic of the relationship between wealthy, primarily Chinese, immigrants and their effect on Vancouver’s housing market has recently become a bit of a hot topic in the city.  I was recently quoted in Vancouver Magazine on the topic, and specifically on the relationship between the Canada and Quebec immigrant investor programs and immigration to … Read More

Am I a Tax Resident in Canada or China?

Meurrens LawTax and Trusts

A person who is a Canadian tax resident must pay income tax on his/her worldwide income. As previously noted in this blog, people who try to evade paying taxes in Canada on income earned abroad face heavy penalties.

Student Partnership Program Expands to China : 中加學生合作計劃

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The Canadian embassy in Beijing has expanded the Student Partnership Program originally launched in India to China. The program creates a special processing channel at the Beijing visa office for students destined to member institutions of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, whose membership includes Camosun College, Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Vancouver Community … Read More