Canada Green Card: Indians Top, 51% Rise in 2018
Canada is expecting to welcome nearly one million new immigrants between 2018 and 2020, under its Multi-Year Levels Immigration Plan. As per the plan, the target is 3.30 lakh for 2019 and 3.40 lakh for 2020.20% of the population in Canada are immigrants.
In its recently released year-end report, Canada’s Immigration Division stated, “The top countries of citizenship based on the people admitted to Canada generally mirrors those of invited candidates. Nearly half of all people admitted in 2018 had Indian citizenship”.
In 2017, 26300 Indians were admitted as permanent residents in Canada out of 65500 total entries. This number saw a rise of 51% in 2018. Nigeria is second and China third in the most citizens admitted list.
The major factor for an increase in the number of Indians getting permanent residency in Canada is the challenges they face in getting a US visa. Delays or denials in H1B Visas and green card backlog, are diverting the migration flow to Canada.