The Canadian passport is ranked as world’s 4th most powerful in the fresh version of the Passport Index. Travelling overseas is not possible in the absence of a passport. Thus the power status of a passport is dependent on the visa-free travel it offers to its holder.
Time and again the passports of relatively less advanced nations such as Antigua & Barbuda and St. Kitts & Nevis get a higher rank than rich nations owing to the factor of visa-free travel. The Passport Index as of now assesses passports of different countries. It then offers them rankings based on the extent to which their passport holders enjoy global travel.
German passport is ranked as the number 1 passport in the world. The Germany passport holders can take up visa-free travel to 170+ nations. The Canadian nationals have reasons to celebrate the advancement of their passport to the 4th place in 2017 for most powerful passports in the world.
The passport of Canada was ranked 6th in 2016. It retained the same place in 2016 and advanced two places in 2017 to reach the 4th rank. The Canadian passport is now ranked in line with the US, Ireland, Japan, South Korea and Switzerland when it comes to travel with visa-waivers.
The advancement in rankings is quite crucial for Canada. The reason is that excluding Ireland and the US it is the only nation with the 4th rank to offer immigration program via investment, as quoted by the Investment Immigration.
The EB-5 visa of the US requires the creation of 10 jobs and has been mired in controversies. The global elite is yet to be attracted to the investment program offered by Ireland.
The investment immigration program offered by Canada has been a constant favorite amongst affluent immigrants who seek citizenship via investment. One such is Immigrant Investor Program Quebec. It offers Canada PR in lieu of single investment in a program guaranteed by the government.
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