India second-largest source nation for immigrants in Canada. According to the current information from the government, India has emerged as the second biggest source nation for permanent residents in Canada, accounting for over 38,000 or 15% of the entire.The yearly report on the immigration has revealed an increase in the number of PRs from India. India stands at the second position just after the Philippines as the source nation for PRs. It stays in top three with China and Philippines for many years.The report further reveals that Canada would permit 20,000 additional immigrants this year. According to the Immigration Minister John McCallum, Canada is a nation largely built with the help of its immigration programs and the entrepreneurial spirits of the individuals who had chosen to settle down in Canada.“Changes in the main source countries of immigrants have transformed the overall portrait of Canada’s foreign-born population. In 2016, almost half (48.1%) of the foreign-born population was born in Asia (including the Middle East), while a lower proportion (27.7%) was born in Europe,” the statement said. According to Statistics Canada, “Current immigration trends – if they continue – and the aging of established cohorts of immigrants mean that from 55.7% to 57.9% of all immigrants would be born in Asia by 2036 and from 15.4% to 17.8% would be born in Europe.” India second-largest source nation for immigrants in Canada.The Canadian government is planning to minimize the period of qualifying for Citizenship from residency from 4 out of 6 years to 3 out of 5 years.. Canada is the home to over 1.25 million individuals of Indian origin, and around 19 Indo-Canadians were also elected in the previous year’s general elections.
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