Jack Lee has a dilemma. The 42-year-old Vancouver-area developer’s shiny new $60-million hotel, shopping and community centre in suburban Richmond, B.C., is almost complete—financed largely by would-be Canadians from Lee’s native Taiwan who have each put $250,000 into his project, qualifying them for citizenship under Canada’s investor-immigrant entry rules.
Friends and relatives in Barbados often ask me for advice on how to immigrate to Canada. After 15 years in this country, I am seen as someone who understands how the system works and has squeezed a few achievements out of it. Often these days I have to confront a very personal question: if I were in my early 20s and knew what I now do, would I try to make it to Canada?By CECIL FOSTER3 min
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