Canada has announced the new immigration measures that are likely to prove beneficial to international students in the country, a fair percentage of whom are from India. The immigration, Refugees and citizenship Canada has outlined changes for the express entry form, which enhance the process of granting permanent residence for the highly skilled students who graduate from the Canadian Institutes.
These changes were implemented from November 18. According to the estimation Indian students compromise approximately 14% of the total international students in Canada after ranking behind China among all the top countries.
The number of international students in Canada rose 88% between 2004-2005 and 2013-2014 as it is according to latest available data. The increase has been from 66 thousand students to 124 thousand students and international students now represent nearly 11% of the total on Canadian campuses. The changes, the department noted in an announcement are “part of a number of improvements the management is making on a frequent basis to bring changes for a fairer and responsive immigration system that will address emerging needs and ensure long-term economic growth for the middle class. CRS will award 15 points for a one or two year diploma or certificate and 30 points for a degree.
The department further said “With these changes, more previous worldwide students will be able to transition to permanent residence using the express entry system. Former international students are a key source of candidates in express entry because of their age, education, skills and experience.
For time spent in Canada, integrating into Canadian, integrating into Canadian society permanently will be easier because they will have established social networks and familiarized themselves with life in Canada.
Immigration and citizenship minister of Canada said that we have committed to doing more to attract highly skilled immigrants come to Canada and become permanent residents, because this is important to build our economy and strengthen our society.