We all knew that India sends one of the largest numbers of migrants to Canada, and now a new report further buttresses the observation. As per the report on the Government of Canada’s Express Entry economic immigration arrangement, applicants from India led their fellow Express Entry aspirants in the Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence (PR) in Canada in both 2016 and in 2017.
The report adds that India is trailed by China in both 2016 and 2017 in the list. While Philippines, the UK, the US, Ireland, Nigeria, Pakistan, Australia and France are the remaining nations from the top list in 2016; Nigeria, Pakistan, the UK, the US, Brazil, Iran, Ireland, and Australia are the other nations in the top 10 list that has the highest number of candidates who have received Invitations to Apply for the Canada PR.
As per the available information, the statistics, together with other fascinating insights from the Express Entry pool, were disclosed as part of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s appraisal of the Express Entry economic immigration arrangement in 2017.
The leading three professions invited during the year gone by were all in the Information and Technology (IT) segment–a segment that has long reportedly tapped extremely trained workers from India.
Information Systems Analysts and Consultants, Software Engineers and Computer Programmers, and Interactive Media Developers were the leading professions.
BC, Ontario, Alberta Leading Target Provinces
As per the same report, the Canadian provinces of Ontario, British Columbia (BC) and Alberta occupied the top three spots as the target provinces in the country for permanent residents in 2017.
A significant jump in the Atlantic Canada provinces of Nova Scotia & New Brunswick was also noticed. While the figure of admissions in each of the three economic schemes, run by the Express Entry structure and the nation’s Provincial Nominee Programmes (PNPs), headed north by 40% in the case of the former, i.e., Nova Scotia, it, reportedly, increased by over 100% in the case of the latter, i.e., New Brunswick.