In recent times, Canada has become the hotspot for Indian immigrants. Despite the epidemic, Canada established a new high with over 405,000 new permanent residents in 2021. Canada has revealed a revised target of over 432,000 immigrants for 2022, with even larger numbers in 2023 and 2024.
With Canada expecting 1.3 million immigrants by the end of 2024, these figures are further expected to increase significantly.
There are over 100 immigration programs for Indian nationals seeking to settle permanently in Canada. In fact, Indian immigrants accounted for roughly one-third of all new permanent residents in Canada in 2021.
Historically, India has been a major source of Canadian immigration. The figure has gradually risen throughout the years. The number of Indians who become permanent residents in Canada increased dramatically from 39,340 in 2015 to 85,585 in 2019. Also, nearly 100,000 new Canadian permanent residents have emigrated from India in 2021.
While an Indian skilled worker may have to wait decades for permanent residency in countries such as the USA and the UK, Canada immigration system allows skilled individuals to apply for the Canadian PR directly if they qualify for a program. A person awarded permanent residency can live and work anywhere in Canada, as well as access to Canadian universal healthcare and social services.
With the help of this blog, we will discuss the best available options to move to Canada from India in 2022.
So, here are the top five ways to immigrate to Canada to gain permanent residency in Canada in 2022:
Express Entry: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
It is one of the fastest pathways to move to Canada and the easiest one as well. If you want to move to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), you must have at least one year of skilled job experience.
With all the candidates receiving a points-based score through the Comprehensive Ranking System, it becomes highly competitive to beat the Cut-off and reach the door of Canada immigration. Only the most eligible and qualified candidates are chosen for Canada immigration. In 2021, Indian citizens received more than half of all Express Entry invites, largely via the Federal Skilled Worker stream.
Express Entry: Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
As the name suggests, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are specifically designed to cater to the economic needs of Canadian provinces and territories. Since each province has a varied population and economy, the immigration plan of each province is unique and designed to meet their economic and demographic demands.
PNPs are one of the most popular Canada immigration pathways. If you cannot acquire an ITA due to the low CRS score, PNP can act as the quickest road to Canadian permanent residency while giving your profile a boost of 600 CRS points.
Provincial Nominee Program accounts for a sizable share of total economic immigration to Canada. A total of 232,500 economic immigrants were planned for 2021, with 80,800 earmarked for applicants under the Provincial Nominee Program. In fact, Canada issued three times as many invites in PNP-specific Express Entry draws in 2021 than it did in 2020.
Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)
Quebec operates its own skilled worker immigration program. This program primarily targets skilled individuals with job experience who can contribute to Quebec’s economy in the longer run. Applicants are assessed using a points system, similar to Express Entry, and then selected candidates are asked to apply.
Work Permits or Intra-Company Transfers
Certain Indian nationals may be qualified for a work permit in Canada. In this case, an employment offer is necessary to acquire a work visa. However, there is one notable exception: intra-company transfers. If your firm is a worldwide corporation having locations in Canada, you may be able to be relocated to a Canadian office with minimal paperwork.
Last but not the least, family sponsorship may be the best option for you if you want to settle down in Canada with your family. You may be eligible for Family Class sponsorship if you have a qualified relative residing in Canada. Canada offers a number of immigration options that allow immigrants to sponsor family members to come to Canada.
We understand how complex it is to choose one of these immigration options. Therefore, we are here to help you choose the best pathway.
If you are planning to migrate to Canada on a PR visa but are unsure which road to take, we can assist you.
Working with experienced immigration consultants can help you save time and money throughout the immigration process.
Contact our Canada PR experts at 1800 123 9212 to help you sail smoothly through the process. You can also drop your Canada immigration queries to firstname.lastname@example.org .