Canada has always been one of the prime destinations for Indians who wish to migrate. This year, many would get through as Canada plans to admit a record 432,000 new immigrants in 2022.
In the first three months of the year, Canada welcomed 108,000 newcomers. Of these, Indians are the top immigrant group to take up residence in the country this year.
“Canada is proud to be a destination of choice for so many people around the world, and we will continue to work hard to provide the best experience possible for them,” said Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, releasing the figures for the first quarter on Thursday.
In 2021, nearly 100,000 Indians became permanent residents of Canada as the country admitted a record 405,000 new immigrants in its history.
During 2021-2022, over 210,000 permanent residents also acquired Canadian citizenship.
Canada also issued 450,000 study permit applications, said the figures released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). There are over 622,000 international students in Canada, with Indians numbering 217,410 as of December 31, 2021.