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Indian students more likely to obtain PR in Canada

Indian students more likely to obtain PR in Canada

Those who study in Canada have a better chance for obtaining permanent residence(PR) in Canada, shows the recent data. According to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) from January to October 2021, 97.5 per cent of the international graduates in Canada who applied for PR were successful in obtaining the same. For all other categories of applicants, the rate was 91.5 per cent. Data from other sources also indicate that the international students who work during their period of study or after graduation are more likely to obtain permanent residence status. Almost 60 per cent of such candidates have obtained Canada PR.

According to IRCC data, Indians constitute the largest international student population in Canada. During the period between academic years 2015-16 and 2019-20 the number of Indian students enrolled in Canadian institutions increased by around 350 per cent. Between January and November 2021 alone, almost 130000 Indian students obtained Canada study permit.

Immigration options for students in Canada

International graduates, after completing their course, can apply for Post-graduate Work Permit(PGWP). This open work permit allows the holder to work for any Canadian employer and gain the much valuable Canadian work experience, which makes it easier for them to obtain PR in Canada. Those who have at least one year of Canadian work experience and proficiency in one of the two official languages of Canada, English and French, can apply for Canada PR through Canadian Experience Class(CEC) program.

Canada to welcome more immigrants

Canada has set high immigration targets for the coming years. In 2021, Canada welcomed a record number of more than 405000 permanent residents. In 2022, Canada is planning to welcome 431645 permanent residents. Canada will be welcoming more than 1.3 million new permanent residents over the next three years and it means international students have a great opportunity to become permanent residents in Canada.

Over the past few years, Canada has emerged as a popular study destination for international students from India. Do you wish to know more about Canada education and immigration? Talk to the Canada immigration experts of CanApprove and find out what’s the best for you. Contact us now!

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