Indians #1 In Getting Canadian ‘Green Card’; But Canada Warns About Illegal Immigration
Its been years since residents of India have been looking to move abroad to foreign countries, for a variety of reasons, ranging from better educational facilities to greater career opportunities.
There is a huge increase in the number of Indians opting to acquire permanent residency in Canada, as much as 51%, as revealed by recently released statistics.
However, there is news that Ottawa is handing out warnings against the use of immigration agents in India, owing to alleged frauds and scams related to immigration and other formalities.
What do the statistics say about the massive hike in people applying for a permanent residency in Canada? Why is the Canadian government warning against using immigration agents? Read on to know all about it!
51% Rise in Indians Acquiring Canadian Permanent Residency
Countries such as the US and Canada have always been at the top of the priority list of the places to migrate to. However, in recent times, the US has tightened its noose and made the rules stricter, making it a huge feat for interested Indians to obtain a visa and move there.
On the other hand is Canada, who has opened the doors wider for interested people to come and settle there, and Indians have spent no time in grabbing this opportunity.
As per the report, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada report, there has been a huge 51% jump in the number of Indians getting the Canadian permanent residency in 2018, as compared to 2017. The report says that more than 39,500 Indians were successful in obtaining permanent residence in Canada in 2018.
In 2017, Canada had granted the permanent residency to as much as 65,500 people, of which 40% were from India.
Given the enormous rules and regulations that the US has set for H1-B visa applicants, the flow redirection to Canada does not come as a surprise at all.
Canadian Government Warns Against The Use of Immigration Agents
Canada has taken to print and online media to warn visa applicants against leaning on immigration agents for help in acquiring permanent residency in Canada. The country has started an information campaign that will help temporary resident visa applicants go through the process without a hitch.
Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship said, “This campaign will help applicants in India and their friends and family members here in Canada better understand and navigate the visa application system.”
Canadian Government is urging applicants to opt online method of applying for a Canadian visa, rather than depending on immigration agents to avoid being caught up in “fraudster” immigration consultants and common immigration scams.