25% Of Canadian Green Cards Went To Indians, Highest Among All Nations! 15% More Foreigners Will Enter Canada In 2021
Indian immigrants have set a new record in Canada for permanent residences in Canada.
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For Nearly 3 Years India Has Accounted For Major Source of Immigration to Canada!
Indians made up for one-fourth of the total permanent residencies granted by Canada in 2019.
According to the data disclosed in the 2020 Annual Report on Immigration, a total of 85,593 immigrants were approved as permanent residents (PR) last year. Thus, India easily became the largest source country, and this figure of PRs is larger than the total of the next four countries taken together.
For nearly 3 consecutive years since 2017 India has been the biggest source country when it surpassed China with regard to PRs. However, there has been a significant jump of over 20% between 2018 and 2019.
According to a statement from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada’s population jumped by 1.4% in the period between 2018 and 2019. This was the highest among G7 nations and this was “overwhelmingly driven” by the “arrival of immigrants and non-permanent residents” who accounted for 82% of the rise.
Marco Mendicino, Minister of IRCC, said in a statement, “Immigration is essential to getting us through the pandemic, but also to our short-term economic recovery and our long-term economic growth. Canadians have seen how newcomers are playing an outsized role in our hospitals and care homes, and helping us to keep food on the table. As we look to recovery, newcomers create jobs not just by giving our businesses the skills they need to thrive, but also by starting businesses themselves. Our plan will help to address some of our most acute labour shortages and to grow our population to keep Canada competitive on the world stage.”
Canada’s population growth will entirely depend upon immigration by early 2030s. Also a majority of its source countries for immigrants face alike challenges such as lower fertility rates and an aging demographic. Thus, “Canada must be prepared to compete internationally for young, skilled and mobile workers,” highlighted the statement.
Canada’s Plans For The Next 3 Years!
Marc Mendocino also tabled the 2021?2023 Immigration Levels Plan.
Between this time frame (2021-2023), Canada is planning on increasing the intake of immigrants to make amends for the projected shortfall in 2020 due to the COVID-19 resultant travel and other restrictions.
The previous PR plan by the country was targeted at 351,000 PRs for 2021 and 361,000 for 2022. Now the number has been raised to 401,000 for 2021, 411,000 for 2022, and a massive 421,000 for 2023.
Over 60% of the intake will be from the economic class (Indians have dominated this segment in recent years.)