Surge in Emigration from the UK to Canada in 2017
With offices in Birmingham and London in the UK, 2017 has been a successful year for Sterling Immigration.
With the uncertainty surrounding the UK economy and the implications that Brexit may have on several industries, many British residents are looking towards Canada as a land of opportunity and a safe place to raise a family.
However, at the same time, many Brits are looking more towards the United States as a viable immigration option. While the U.S is looking to promote tougher laws on immigration, these policies may not end up affecting Britons too much. With the uncertainty of Britain, many people seem to view America as a better alternative and are filling out their immigration documents with hopes of relocating there. One of these documents may be form i-864, which many immigrants must fill out before they gain a move abroad. Despite this, Canada is also seen as a great immigration option.
The number of Canadian immigration applications filed by British citizens or those resident in the UK have increased by almost 40% since late 2015. Google Searches for Canadian immigration increased four-fold between March 2016 and the summer of 2017.
The most popular immigration categories for British residents include the federal skilled worker, federal skilled trade, family sponsorship, investor and student visas. Additionally, there has been an increase in the number of British companies looking to open a branch office or subsidiary in Canada, thereby gaining access to the North American market.