Indian-Canadians are one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and wield significant influence in the social, economic and political spheres of the country. This has been once again proved with 17 Indo-Canadians including New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan winning the Parliamentary elections of Canada held on September 20.
Indo-Canadians in Canada are the second largest non-European group after the Chinese Canadians. Canada has the eighth largest Indian diaspora in the world with a high concentration of Indo Canadians in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia as well as fast-growing Indian communities in Alberta and Quebec.
Increase in number of Indian immigrants to Canada
A Forbes report points out that the number of Indians who became permanent residents in Canada increased by 105 percent during the period between 2016 and 2019. While the number of Indians who became permanent residents in 2016 was 39340, it was increased to 80685 in 2019. So it is no surprise that the Indian community has a good representation in Canadian politics. 17 Indo-Canadians won the parliamentary elections of Canada including the Defence Minister of the country, Harjit Sajjan. New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh, who won the elections, is the first non-white person to become the leader of a federal party in Canada.
Why Indians choose Canada?
The first documented immigrants from the Indian subcontinent came to Canada in 1904. Ever since, a lot of things have changed and today we see a high number of Indians immigrating to Canada looking for better career prospects and a better life. Furthermore, Canada is one of the safest countries in the world. The country has the sixth place among the safest countries according to the Global Peace Index of 2021. The Canadian society is multicultural, inclusive and friendly. Crime rate is low in the country, about one third of its neighbouring United States. Canada is also the eleventh happiest country in the world according to the World Happiness Report of 2020. These are also reasons for Canada being the favourite immigration destination for Indians.
Another factor that makes Canada the favourite immigration destination for Indians is the difficulty in getting H-1B visas in the United States. This led to many Indian tech workers choosing Canada instead of the United States.
Taking all these facts into consideration, we may assume that more Indians will be coming to Canada in the coming years. If you are an Indian wishing to migrate to Canada, start your process right away. Connect with CanApprove to know more.
All these indicate that more Indians will come to Canada, both as immigrants and as students in the coming years.