NUMBER OF INDIANS ENTERING CANADA UNDER EXPRESS ENTRY WITNESSES A GROWTH OF 51% -29th July, 2019

NUMBER OF INDIANS ENTERING CANADA UNDER EXPRESS ENTRY WITNESSES A GROWTH OF 51%
As per recent data Canada admitted 39000 Indian skilled workers by using the Express Entry route in 2018. 40% among the total immigrants gaining the admission in Canada by using the Express Entry were Indians during 2017; the share was 43% in the next year.

A steady progress in receiving Canadian PR

Indians applicants were successful in receiving Canadian PR through Express Entry both in percentage and in actual numbers during 2018. Canada admitted 92000 candidates through Express Entry totally in 2018. The share of Indians was 39,500. This is actually an increase of 51% in the numbers among Indians gaining the admission in 2018, in Canada, through Express Entry in comparison to 2017.

Total Admissions by countries of citizenship, 2017

Country of Citizenship

Number

%

India

26,331

40%

China

5,737

9%

Nigeria

2,878

4%

USA

2,848

4%

Pakistan

1,523

2%

 Total Admissions by countries of citizenship, 2018

Country of Citizenship

Number

%

India

39,677

43%

China

5,885

6%

Nigeria

6,653

7%

USA

3,580

4%

Pakistan

3,525

4%

There was an increase of 15 percent among Indians in 2018 witnessed for receiving Invitations seeking Canadian PR through the draws in Express Entry. There was also an increase success rate of Canadian PR applications from citizens of India from 72 % during 2017 to 95 % during 2018. The rate of Indians receiving ITAs but not qualifying for Canada PR declined.

Primary Reasons

The main reasons for this happening are:

  • Express Entry is a transparent and efficient pathway for the Canadian immigration when compared to the US EB-1/2 and 3 visas which suffer from processing delay,
  • The administration in USA has adopted a negative approach towards the H1-B visa. Canada makes attempts for attracting qualified skilled workers in the country.
  • In the Canadian Express Entry there is a plan to admit 81400 immigrants in 2019. This number will increase in the future. When the admission target is higher more number of ITAs will be issued.
  • Canada has adopted a Global Skill Strategy that allows firms in hiring many overseas skilled workers in a matter of two weeks only,
  • The lifestyle, facilities and amenities in Canada are similar to those found in the US. It helps to attract young, qualified and talented Indians, who migrate for a better quality of life,

Additional reasons

  • The US policies curb the entry of Indians in the country, but Canada welcomes them for compensating the aging population and aims to have an educated workforce
  • There are rigid residence norms in the US and as a result many Indians who work in the US are migrating to Canada
  • Finally, there are no major changes in these factors that result in increase among the numbers of Indians who receive the ITAs. There is also an expectation that many Indians gain the admission in Canada in 2019 too.

A feature of Express Entry is its fast track pathway for all the qualified and skilled workers having an experience to migrate to Canada.

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