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Immigrating to Canada from India

Peter Fey



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India happens to be the top source country for immigrants who want to settle in Canada from overseas. As an immigrant-friendly country that aspires to invite more immigrants and promote the economy further, Canada is constantly trying to provide more opportunities. As of now, immigration candidates have access to over 100 different permanent residence pathways that they can choose from if they decide to immigrate.

Canada’s popularity among Indian immigrants

According to the 2016 census, there were around 1,374,710 people of Indian origin in Canada. The numbers have increased exponentially since then. Indian citizens made up a quarter of the 341,000 immigrants welcomed by Canada in 2019. A close examination of the distribution of applicants via the Express Entry system revealed that Indians made up close to half of the principal applicants who were invited by the country to apply for permanent residence in the period between 2017 and 2019. To put things into perspective, just 7% of invitations were given to immigrants hailing from Nigeria and China.

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Express Entry is the most popular immigration pathway among permanent residence seekers. However, you can browse through the 100-plus economic-class immigration programs offered by Canada if you are confused.

Various options


In order to qualify for Express Entry, one must belong to any of the economic class immigration programs offers by the country. Candidates can also apply for a provincial nomination that will help them further in attaining permanent residence. This is an excellent option for people who are targeting a specific province or territory. Individuals who can satisfy the labor needs of a particular province receive a nomination. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) offers plenty of options.

Apart from economic-class immigration programs, express entry and PNPs, Canada has many innovative pilots that can give you an advantage.

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PNP Draws & Updates

Prince Edward Island April 466 invitations
British ColumbiaApril 489 invitations
British ColumbiaApril 383 invitations
British ColumbiaMarch 26126 invitations
ManitobaMarch 26179 invitations
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Recent Express Entry Draws

DrawNumber Of InvitationsMinimum CRS Points
293 (STEM)4500491
292 (All Program)1280549
290 (All Program)1980524
289(Transport Occupations)975430
All Express Entry Draw Results ➜


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