Undoubtedly, India is one of the leading sources of global talent. Last year, Canada invited over 405,000 immigrants, an all-time high. Out of which, approximately one-third of these immigrants are of Indian origin. Also, Canada welcomed around 450,000 foreign students with 50% students from India alone.
There were more than 10,000 Indians who immigrated to Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and 130,000 received work permits under the International Mobility Program. The newcomer Indian arrivals can be pointed at a combination of international and domestic Canadian factors.
India has a rapidly growing middle-class population with education, language skills, work experience, and settlement funds that IRCC requires to approve a visa. These factors are essential for all Indians who are looking to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents, foreign students, or workers.
Another important aspect is that the bleak chances of permanent residence pathways in the U.S have definitely led to a rise in the number of aspirants moving to Canada for a better lifestyle and work opportunities.
Canada has amended a lot of immigration policies that are of great help for Indian talent. In 2015, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada launched Express Entry to conduct its main federal economic class immigration programs.
This involved launching the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) as a way to evaluate and rank applicants based on human capital factors such as age, education, language skills, work experience, and other attributes like Canadian education and work experience. With these characteristics, the Indian population scores pretty well under the CRS and is considered the top source of successful applicants who nails permanent residence through Express Entry.
For Example, the high levels of English proficiency among Indians offer them a noteworthy benefit over applicants from different countries. In 2018, IRCC introduced the Student Direct Stream (SDS) to permit qualifying Indians to fast-track their education in Canada. Indians to qualify for the SDS criteria can receive their study permits quickly. The Student Direct Stream has a higher approval rate than applying for a study permit through the usual pathway.
Studying in Canada and then starting a job is usually through the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) offers Indians an edge under Express Entry as well as various other Canadian immigration programs such as the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Another important factor to keep in mind is Canada’s massive Indian diaspora and the increased popularity of Indian culture across the country. This helps the newcomer feel at home in Canada and eases the process of settlement and integration.