Now India at par with China : 1 of 2 top Contributors for PR to Canadian BC

Top Quote China is now no more the biggest single contributor of permanent residents to British Columbia as there has been a big drop in the number of petitions filed for permanent residency by Chinese nationals, of late. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 05, 2016 - British Columbia (BC), Canada, enjoys a special place in the heart of Indian migrants. No wonder, most Indian visitors to this part of the world wish to gain the prized Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) and settle there in. But the same cannot be said about some other nations; for instance China. As per a report, movement from abroad to BC is down 22% in the past 10 years, propelled mainly by a drop in the movement from China, which since long has been the biggest source of immigrants for this specific province.

    As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the figure of permanent residents, shifting to BC from China, has headed south by 50%. The percentage of China of the B.C.'s new permanent residents decreased to 17% from 30% in the 10 years. As of December 31, 2014, China was about to being unseated as largest contributor of permanent residents of the BC. It had dropped to being at par with India, and just somewhat at the forefront of the Philippines.

    Significantly, the three specific nations contributed approximately equal shares of permanent residents in 2014. As a whole, those three represented 50% of the entire fresh permanent residents to the province in that year.

    There is no consent on what's really propelling the decrease, which is also taking place all over the country.

    According to a concerned person, who does research on migration between Canada's west coast & China, the decrease in permanent residents does not signify there are fewer people from China in the specific Canadian province. He added that what one is seeing is the gains of Permanent Residency (PR) have headed south over time. The same doesn't denote there are less people from China in the area as it just signifies that PR, as a sought-after choice, has declined, sometimes sharply.

    He described the former Conservative administration's launch of a 10-year Super Visa as "ground changing." These visas are legal for a period of 10 years and enable parents & grandparents to make a trip to kids in the Maple Leaf Country for a period of a maximum of two years at a time.

    The administration started the scheme way back in 2011 while it put a limit on the figure of the fresh applications filed for permanent residence for parents & grandparents it would admit courtesy an extensive build up. He elucidated that for Chinese parents with kids pursuing studies in Canada, for example, it frequently seems more logical to submit an application for a Super Visa, vis--vis for PR.

    Meanwhile, a Vancouver based immigration attorney has reportedly identified new issues, like for example, increased language skills requirements for most schemes that have daunted PR petitions from China. He stated that clearly India & the Philippines have more persons who converse in English. However, the ending of the Investor Scheme also decimated overseas movement from China.

    The number of permanent residents from other countries that utilized the immigrant investor scheme--such as South Korea & Taiwan--has also dropped. He further said that an additional factor may be the conflicting priorities of immigration agents.

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