List of Doctors Who Do Immigration Exams in Metro Vancouver

28th Jan 2013 Comments Off on List of Doctors Who Do Immigration Exams in Metro Vancouver

The following is a list of the doctors in Metro Vancouver who currently perform immigration medical exams.

A searchable, global list of doctors can be found at the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website here.

City
Name
Address
Telephone
Spoken Languages

Burnaby
Stephen Reznek
4980 Kingsway,
Suite 110 , N.E.,
British Columbia,
V5H 4K7
604-435-5585
Afrikaans / Dutch / English / Spanish

Richmond
Stephen Kwok
175-8100 Ackroyd Road,
British Columbia,
V6X 3K2
604-273-1838
Cantonese / English / Mandarin

Surrey
Gulzar S Cheema
7170- 120th Street,
British Columbia,
V3W 3M8
604-597-8686

www.drcheema.ca
English / Hindi / Punjabi / Urdu

Surrey
Pawan K. Ram
Unit 178, 8138-128th St.,
British Columbia,
V3W 1R2
(604) 572-9191
English / French / Hindi / Punjabi

Vancouver
Cheryl Anderson
#304-888 West 8th Avenue,
British Columbia,
V5Z 3Y1
604-874-0261
English / French

Vancouver
Rola MASRI
1090 West Pender,
11th Floor,
British Columbia,
V6E 2N7
604-669-8188
Arabic / English / French

Vancouver
Wojtek P. Ciszak
Dr. W. P. Ciszak Medical Services Inc.,
460-1144 Burrard Street,
British Columbia,
V6Z 2A5
604-682-5291

website: www.CityCentreClinic.ca
English / French / Polish / Russian / Spanish

Vancouver
Desmond P. Dwyer
750 W. Broadway,
Suite 705,
British Columbia,
V5Z 1H6
604-733-3434
English / Mandarin / Spanish

Vancouver
Simon Ko
110 Keefer Street,
British Columbia,
V6A 1X4
604-688-9795
Cantonese / English / Korean / Mandarin

Vancouver
Charles Chi-See Law
650 West 41st Ave., #360,
Medical Tower, Oakridge Centre,
British Columbia,
V5Z 2M9
604-261-6000
Cantonese / English / Mandarin

Vancouver
Kim Liat Liew
650 West 41st Avenue, #360,
Medical Tower, Oakridge Centre,
British Columbia,
V5Z 2M9
604-261-6000
Cantonese / English / Mandarin

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Chinese Immigration and Vancouver Real Estate

16th Jan 2011 Comments Off on Chinese Immigration and Vancouver Real Estate

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 Vancouver.

The answers to such questions lie largely in the numbers, though not necessarily the obvious ones. Anyone in real estate will tell you the wealthy arrivals dominating the market are mostly from mainland China, yet immigration from there has been dropping in recent years. In 2009, just under 9,000 mainland Chinese arrived in Vancouver, down from almost 13,000 in 2005. But, says Steven Meurrens, an immigration lawyer with Larlee Rosenberg, official numbers don’t necessarily reflect reality. About half the Chinese immigrants arriving in Vancouver are in the investor class and thus must prove a net worth of at least $1.6 million (doubled since new rules were instituted in late 2010).

That number might mean only 1,200 or 1,500 households-not terribly significant in a region where sales exceeded 40,000 in 2010-but Meurrens says the number of investor immigrants from mainland China landing in B.C. is actually considerably higher than what those reports suggest. In the 12 months ending September 30, Quebec (which has its own immigration system) turned away virtually no one, issuing almost 6,000 investor-class visas of its own. There are no restrictions on where visa recipients settle, and a significant number choose Vancouver over Montreal. “The money goes to Quebec,” says Meurrens, but “our office regularly advises people who immigrated under the Quebec Investor program and have a wife and child living in B.C.”

Indeed, according to a report in the National Post on May 17,

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