Canada has always been a dream destination for professionals from all over the world. Canada enjoys a reputation for its immigrant-friendly policies and multiculturalism, and people of foreign origin currently make up 1/5th of its total population.
The Canadian government had always viewed immigrants as essential for sustaining its economic growth. Canada has emerged as an alternative destination for skilled Indian job seekers, especially in areas like Information Technology.
Canada sets higher immigration targets for coming years
Bringing smiles on the face of job seekers, Canada has set a new target new Permanent Residents. This will be one of the biggest steps in welcoming new immigrants into the country.
Canada announced an immigration level plan for 2021-2023. Canada will aim for the highest level of immigration in its history.
In the next three years, Canada will commit to welcoming new permanent residents at the following levels:
- 2021: 401,000 immigrants
- 2022: 411,000 immigrants
- 2023: 421,000 immigrants
Experts are of the view that this year also, India is likely to maintain the status of most-preferred source nation for immigrants.
Canada maintains a high level of immigration to offset the negative economic and financial impact of an aging population and low birth rate.
Ontario – The preferred destination of immigrants
Among Canadian provinces, Ontario still remains the most popular destination of new immigrants, followed by British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. Ontario has received 45% of newcomers to Canada last year.
33% of newcomers have settled down in the Greater Toronto Area closely followed by Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary. Altogether, these four cities have accommodated 62% of newcomers to Canada.
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