The 2021 census released earlier this week showed that the population of Hong Kong-born people in Canada has increased, with most settling in Vancouver. This is a reversal of a trend where thousands of Hongkongers had been leaving Canada. Vancouver’s Hong Kong-born population has increased by 6.1% in the past five years, bucking a decades-long trend of decline. The shift is being propelled by a political crackdown in Hong Kong which came under national security law last year following anti-government protests.