So why do so many Indians dream of getting a Canadian Permanent Residence?
“Dream job, affordable health care, great education, clean environment and good quality of life are the main factors that Canada offers for all its immigrants.”
Permanent Residence is the most sought after immigration status in Canada by Indians who want to settle down there also for those interested in getting a Canadian citizenship, the PR is a stepping stone.
What is a Permanent Residence?
A Permanent Residence is an immigration status with a legal authorisation that allows the immigrant to work and live freely across all the provinces in Canada. A Canadian PR can bring his spouse, children either through sponsoring them or through immigration programs.
The Permanent Residence is issued for a period of five years. But in order to maintain the status, the immigrant has to live 730 days out of the five. If the immigrant stays physically in Canada for 1095 days out of a period of five consecutive years, then he/she is eligible to apply for Canadian Citizenship.
How can you achieve Permanent Residence?
Canada offers immigration for workers, students and families. Although there are several immigration pathways Indians can get their Permanent Residence by getting into Express Entry Program, Federal Skilled Program or through Provincial Nominee Program. Express Entry has always remained one of the favourites among Indians as it doesn’t require a job offer neither does it require Canadian work experience.
“As of 2018 Indian citizens who applied through Express Entry received 42 per cent of all the invitations to apply (ITAs), which accounts for nearly 40,000 invitations for Indian immigrants and their families.”
A growing economy in need of professionals
Being one of the largest economies in the world Canadian job market has been booming in the last few years. The unemployment rate has been low despite the pandemic. This is one of the primary reasons why Indians choose Canada over other countries. Professionals from all fields ranging from IT, oil and gas, infrastructure, construction to healthcare are high in-demand throughout Canada. The current demand for tech professionals is on an all time high with Toronto emerging as a technology hub
Canada has one of the best healthcare benefits in the world. Every Permanent Resident has access to free healthcare benefits which is not available in most countries. The state-of-the-art medical facilities are available to all list residents.
Not just healthcare Canada has free education for children till the age of 18. The education includes primary, secondary and up to a Canadian school diploma. This is one of the perks of being a permanent resident wherein the children get high-quality education free of cost at well-established schools, a dream for every parent. The Canadian government also provides subsidies for higher education. These facilities ensure the immigrant enjoys a good standard of living along with good quality education.
One of the safest countries
While immigrating to another country everyone wishes safety and security for their family. Canada by far is one of the safest countries in the world.
“According to 1029 Global Peace Index, Canada ranked as the 6th safest country in the world.”
Canada is one of the sparsely populated countries in the world with a total count of 37.5 million people against 1.3 billion people living in India. With a population density of 4 people per square kilometre against India 460 people per square kilometre, Canada has more space for its people making one of the country, where the people get, enjoy a good quality of life.
The Canadian government takes a great interest in the social security and social services of the country which are of great service to its people. Some of the schemes that come under these are pension, subsidies, workers’ compensation, and tax benefits for families, unemployment insurance and many more. The PRs and citizens can avail these at any time.
A Multicultural society
“1 in every 5 people are first-generation Canadians.”
One of the proudest things, Canadians boast off is their multicultural society with a lot of inclusiveness. It welcomes its immigrants with open arms. Toronto has one of the largest immigrant populations with more the half of its people accounting for first-generation immigrants.