Indians biggest beneficiaries as Canada to admit 401,000 new immigrants

Toronto, Oct 31 (IANS): Canada will admit a record 401,000 new immigrants in 2021, against the usual annual intake of 350,000.

The figures will rise to 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023 to make up for the shortfall of 2020 due to the Covid-induced restrictions.

It is cheering news for Indians as they account for the bulk of immigrations into Canada.

In fact, Indian immigration into Canada has jumped exponentially in the last three to four years. While 39,340 Indian immigrants were admitted in 2016, the figures jumped to 85,000 in 2019 -- a rise of 105 per cent.

Restrictive US policies and shortage of IT and healthcare professionals are two of the many factors behind the rapid rise of Indian immigration into Canada.

Similarly, the number of Indian students coming to Canada has jumped from 76,075 in 2016 to 219,855 in 2019, showing a rise of almost 300 per cent.

Thanks to the record number of students and newcomers, Indians have become one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, with their numbers crossing 1.6 million in a country of over 37 million.

As Canada's birth rate declines, new immigrants account for 82 per cent of its population growth. Moreover, newcomers also bring billions of dollars into Canada each year.

Sectors such as healthcare, IT and farming cannot survive without new immigrants.

Since nearly 60 per cent immigrants come under the economic category, they support the economy by starting new businesses.

Government statistics say that more than 33 per cent of businesses are owned by newcomers because the Canadian ecosystem encourages people to become entrepreneurs, not job seekers.

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said on Friday while announcing the new immigration targets, "Newcomers are playing an outsized role in our hospitals and care homes, and helping us to keep food on the table. As we look to recovery, newcomers create jobs not just by giving our businesses the skills they need to thrive, but also by starting businesses themselves."



Comment on this article

  • Faizal, Mangalapuram

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    For some mysterious reason many Indians become hardcore bhakths once they step out of India. Akshay Kumar, is one fellow like that. I also want to become an internet bhakth, but I don't like Canada...too cold. Maybe Rio de Janeiro, Brazil I don't mind....lots of pretty scenery and pretty female humans

    But honestly, I like my India which is full of the filthy air like Trump mentioned, but how to become bhakth here when everything under bhakthalogy propoganda is fekugiri? Please, oh please tell me?

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  • Roger, Toronto

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    I have been here since last 5 years. Canada had jobs . It’s not the same after COVID.. 80% of the Indians who come here after COVID will end up doing minimum wage jobs. But it still better than no job.

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    Indian are fleeing Modi's India. They are voting with their feet. It is an indictment of 6 years of Modi /BJP rule.

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  • praveen, mlore

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    No one Trust our Modi Govt , soo run run....Like star Akshay kumar !!!

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    Thank you Canada for opening up opportunities and better life. It's impossible to get jobs in India now as unemployment is 50 years high and counting. Businesses are closing.

    Even Pakoda, chai, Gobar, Gau moothra, gutter gas businesses are out of demand.

    GDP is going down without stop even before the pandemic. No future in this country under this govt. Kuwait govt has dishonoured Indian engineers degree certificates for forgery and fake. This happened first time in history only after 2014.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Oct 31 2020

    forget Canada, given a chance Indians will migrate en mass even to Grenada also...since most countries offer better living conditions...

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  • Bhavya Baliga, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 31 2020

    Proves that Indians trained by our visionary leadership is yielding while some of our frustrated impotent armchairs/wheelchairs are growling!!

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  • Kran Suvarna, Puttur

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    Sadly,the current leadership is one of the worst in the Independent history of India.Young people are trying to go to other countries like Canada .Look at the uneducated, communal leadership that we have in the center now. Talking about only Pakistan and temple and dividing people with their hate agenda .Economy is so very bad,no jobs, PSU are sold to private guys who in turn give money to their party funds.We lost respect internationally...

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    Dear don't think too much.
    they are fed up let them leve happily with their girl child.
    Ashram babu follower cannot digest.

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