Statics in Canada says that the number of Canadians who speak a south Asian language is increased faster than the Canadian population in 2021.
Immigration to Canada has made a great impact on Canadians to speak a language besides English and French at home. Predominantly, South Asian languages such as Malayalam, Punjabi, Hindi, and Gujarati are spoken more by Canadians at home says the Canadian statistics.
The possible reason for the rise in people speaking a South Asian language is because of immigration. It’s proven that nearly one-fourth of Canada’s permanent residents from 2016 to 2020 were from South Asian countries, mostly one in five were from India.
According to the 2021 statistics report, 4.6 million Canadians speak other languages besides English or French at home in Canada. Canadian population raised 5.2 percent from the years 2016 to 2021, and the above-mentioned 4.6 million Canadians represent 12.7 percent of the total Canadian population.
So, the growth rate of Canadians who spoke South Asian languages was at least eight times higher than the overall Canadian population in 2021.
Mostly immigrants from South Asian countries move through two popular pathways, Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program.
Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced the Express Entry immigration program in 2015. This is the most fundamental way for economic class immigrants to Canada.
Programs under the Express Entry pathway:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
All three programs have different eligibility requirements. The candidates should first express their interest in residing permanently in Canada.
Then they’ll be provided a Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) based on their education, skills, work experience, and certain other factors.
Candidates who receive high CRS scores will be invited to apply for permanent residency. Every two weeks, Express Entry draws happens and candidates with high CRS score are invited.
Provincial Nominee Program
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is yet another popular pathway for qualified professionals to immigrate to Canada. Nearly every province and territory in Canada have a PNP. It allows people who are interested in relocating to a particular province to be nominated by each province and territory.
To enhance its economic and demographic needs and to welcome qualified workers, each province and territory has established its immigration stream.
A candidate may enter one of the PNPs through the Express Entry federal pool. Here the advantage is that the candidates will receive additional 600 CRS points that assure getting an invitation to apply for PR on the next Express Entry draw.
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