India is by far Canada’s leading source of global talent.
In 2021, a third of Canadian immigrants were of Indian Origin, almost 135,000 people. Additionally, half of the international students in Canada in 2020 are Indians. There were also over 10,000 Indians that moved to Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and some 130,000 got work permits under the International Mobility Program.
High levels of Indian newcomer arrivals can be explained for several reasons.
One of the main reasons for this is that during recent years India consists of a growing population from what is referred to as “middle-class”, meaning having education, language skills, work experience, and settlement funds that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires in order to approve a visa.
At the same time, Canada is known to be one of the most welcoming countries as far as foreign workers, permanent residents, and international students are concerned, and much more than her USA neighbor offer.
Moreover, the Canadian criteria for ranking methods in Express Entry and CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) based on age, education, language skills, work experience, and other factors such as having Canadian education and work experience are putting Indians in a top scoring position, which makes them the main source of successful candidates who go on to receive permanent residence through Express Entry.
For instance, the high levels of English proficiency among Indians give them a significant advantage over nationals of many other countries.
In addition, IRCC launched the Student Direct Stream (SDS) in 2018 to allow eligible Indians to fast-track their studies in Canada.
Indians who meet SDS criteria can get their study permits more quickly.
The SDS also has a higher approval rate than applying for a study permit through the normal pathway.
As noted, studying in Canada and then going on to work there, provides Indians with advantage under Express Entry as well as many other Canadian immigration programs such as the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
As this trend continues, Canada holds a large Indian community with Indian culture across the country.
This helps new Indians feel at home in Canada and supports their settlement and integration.
In 2016 Canada reported already to have over 1.4 million people of Indian descent but this figure is set to be much higher when 2021 data will be reported.
Looking ahead, the number of Indians moving to Canada is set to remain strong.
Canada is increasing its immigration levels to support its post-pandemic economic recovery.
This year’s target is almost 432,000 immigrants and it will rise to over 450,000 immigrants by 2024.
The targets may rise again when IRCC announces its Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 by November 1 of this year.
Given Canada continues to have historic labor shortages and the demand to study inside Canada remains high, we should continue to expect high levels of Indians moving to Canada to work and study over the coming years.
In addition, unlike earlier in the pandemic, Canada lowers gradually its travel restrictions, which helps Indians to physically begin their studies in Canada.
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