Seven new visa application centres open in China

Seven new visa application centres open in China

In the lead up to the Canada-China Year of Tourism 2018, seven new visa application centres make it even easier for millions of potential Chinese travellers to book their vacation and explore Canada.

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, today announced the opening of seven new visa application centres in Chengdu, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming, Nanjing, Shenyang and Wuhan. The new centres mean millions of potential Chinese travellers to Canada will now be able to apply for a visa in their hometown without travelling long distances or sending in their passports for processing.

These new visa application centers support Destination Canada’s strategy of targeting secondary Chinese cities to grow visitation from this market. With the Canada-China Year of Tourism 2018 around the corner, the new centres will reinforce Canada’s warm invitation to Chinese citizens to choose Canada as their next destination.

These new visa application centres also reflect Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s commitment to the Canadian tourism industry and Canada’s New Tourism Vision’s goal to double the number of Chinese tourists to Canada by 2021. Canada’s Ambassador to China, Ambassador John McCallum has been a strong advocate for Canada, in particular tourism, when working on opening these seven new visa application centres.

Key statistics:

  • Over 610,000 Chinese travellers visited Canada in 2016, and 2017 is shaping up to be another successful year.
  • The seven new visa application centres reach an additional 64M Chinese.

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