Canada's new immigration measures to benefit Indian students

WION Canada Nov 15, 2016, 09.44 PM(IST)

Central to his plans is a merit-based, Canada-style immigration system that would replace the current American system that focuses on family reunification and a diversity lottery. Photograph:( AFP )

Canada's department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced new changes that will benefit international students, especially Indians.

The changes will be introduced to the Express Entry programme on November 18, which will grant permanent residency to skilled immigrants, especially to students seeking jobs in the country graduated from Canadian universities. 

The department issued a statement saying, “part of a number of improvements the government is making on a continual basis to bring changes for a more fair and responsive immigration system that will address emerging needs and ensure long-term economic growth for the middle class”.

“With these changes, more former international 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." And “In addition to the time already spent in Canada, integrating into Canadian society permanently will be easier because they will have established social networks and familiarised themselves with life in Canada.”