According to Citizenship and
Immigration Canada (CIC), investor immigrant approvals in 2014 rose
by 7.2 per cent to reach a total of 8,762 approvals, the most since
2011. This is despite federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP)
migrant arrivals falling by 42 per cent when the program was
Last year's cancellation of the
Canadian Immigrant Investor Program (CIIP), highly popular among
Chinese investors, was expected to lead to a fall in not just
migrant arrivals but housing prices in Vancouver as well.
Vancouver is noted as the primary destination of the bulk of
Canada's immigrant investors. However figures show that housing
prices in Vancouver moved up by an average of 5.8 per cent in 2014,
with detached housing recording an increase of 8.1 per cent.
Experts believe these unexpected
increases are a result of the increase in wealthy immigrant
investors arriving in Canada via the IIP in Quebec which operates
Figures for 2014 show that the
Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) experienced an increase by
62 per cent compared to the previous year, with Quebec approving as
many as 6,221 applicants and their family dependents. The approvals
fall just short of the record high of 6,292 approvals in 2011.
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