06 Apr Top 10 countries of origin of the January Express Entry immigrants
Top 10 countries of origin of the January Express Entry immigrants
In January 2020 Canada admitted 8,665 new Permanent Residents via the Express Entry system. Most of those newcomers were born in India – 3,555 or 41% of the total immigrants. The second-largest source of new PRs was China – 620 Chinese immigrants constituted 7.2% of the total new PRs. Nigeria was the third biggest country of origin in January with 590 or 6.8% PRs. The fourth-largest source of immigrants in the Express Entry was the USA – 320 or 3.7% of the total. The fifth was the UK with 280 or 3.2%. The other countries in the top ten were Brazil and Pakistan – 260 (3%) immigrants each, South Korea – 185 (2.1%), Iran – 180 (2.1%), and France – 165 (1.9%).
#IRCC, #PR, #Permanent_Residents, #Express_Entry, #demography, #newcomers, #PR_admission
Canada India Foundation appeals for a relief package for international students
The Canada India Foundation has appealed to the government to release a relief package for international students at Canadian colleges and universities so that they do not have to worry about rent and groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Foreign students are mentally traumatized due to COVID-19. A large number of international students work part-time to make ends meet. However, amid the COVID-19 crisis, they do not have enough sources of income to pay their bills. There has been a large increase in the number of international students in Canada in the last five years. About 600,000 foreign students are studying at educational institutions all over Canada. As per one estimate, approximately 200,000 students are from India. Canada India Foundation Chair Anil Shah said that these students will play an important role in the Canadian economy as skilled workers in the upcoming years.
#international_students, #study_in_Canada, #Covid_19
Immigrant-entrepreneurs are gaining momentum in the Northern Ontario
According to recent observations by the local media, immigrants with entrepreneurial skills succeed in doing business in rural and northern regions of Canada. This trend is clearly visible in Northeastern Ontario. In recent years, the region started to recruit international students into local colleges and universities. After their graduation, these foreign students obtain permanent residence and many of them purchase existing or establish new businesses. For instance, in North Bay, there are over 100 such immigrant-owned businesses launched recently.
#entrepreneurs, #North_Bay, #Ontario, #international_students