Immigrating to Canada from India: it has never been easier
Immigrate to Canada from India: the opportunities and the timing couldn’t be more right. Today, immigrants from India represent the number one source country from overseas to Canada. Also, the number of Indians immigrating to Canada is skyrocketing. For example, there were about 1,374,710 people of Indian origin in Canada in 2016. Only in 2015, Indian citizens made up just 14% of Canada’s immigrants. But such numbers are growing – in 2019, a quarter of the 341000 immigrants welcomed in Canada were from India. Indians fare well via the Express Entry system: Indians account for almost half of welcomed applicants by IRCC from 2017 to 2019.
What are the main pathways to immigrate to Canada?
Express Entry is without a doubt the most popular pathway for immigrants to Canada. Express Entry highly favours skilled workers, and in order to be eligible for Express Entry, you must first be eligible for one of Canada’s economic class immigration programs. These are the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Moreover, you will need results for an English (or French, if Quebec is your first choice) language test, as well as education certificates. Last but not least, get an Educational Credential Assessment. Once in the pool, get your score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System. After that, wait for Canada to regularly hold its draws, inviting highest-ranked candidates for permanent residence.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), is yet another successful pathway for immigration into Canada. This program enables provinces and also territories to take the matter of skilled immigration into their own hands, welcoming skilled professionals the province is in need for.
There are well over 100 pathways to immigrate to Canada. If you are an Indian professional looking to make Canada your home, remember the time has never been more right than now!