Canada family class immigration has witnessed a rise in the year 2012, official figures show.
And this is welcoming news for those looking to come to Canada under family class immigration scheme in the coming times.
Jump in Canada family class immigration—There has been an increase of around 15 percent in the number of immigrants welcomed by Canada under family class immigration category in the year 2012(over the year 2011). As per the official data, nearly 65,000 immigrants came to Canada in the year 2012 under the family class immigration category.
Canada welcomed increased number of immigrants under family class and economic class immigration in the year 2012.
Increase in Canada economic immigration–It’s not just the increase in Canada family class immigration but also a rise in Canada’s economic immigration.
As per the data revealed by Canada immigration department CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada), the arrival of 160,000 newcomers under Canada economic class immigration resulted in an increase of 2.9 percent in the year 2012 over the previous year.
Increased immigration of foreign students in Canada—Immigration of foreign students touched an all-time high in the year 2012, figures from the CIC show. As per the official data, nearly 104,777 foreign student arrivals were witnessed in 2012. And this is up by 6.5 percent over the previous year (along with an increase of 60 percent from the year 2004).
Growth in international student arrivals in Canada in the year 2012 is part of the government’s pledge to ensure growth and long-term prosperity of Canadian economy, affirmed Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney.
And this reinforces the fact that Canada is, and will continue to remain a preferred destination for foreign students wanting to study overseas primarily due to the fact that Canada offers the best educational opportunities for studying, maintained Kenney.
More foreign students mean more revenue—Canada economy benefits directly by the arrival of high number of immigrants, including foreign students. Nearly $6.9 billion was brought in Canada by around 218,000 long-term international students in the year 2010.
Apart from long-term foreign students, Canada earned revenue of nearly $788 million (Canadian dollars) from foreign students staying in Canada for less than six months duration.
Canada has not only welcomed highest level of immigrants in the Canadian history but also has highest immigration rates (on a per-capita basis) the world over, affirmed Kenney.
February 28, 2013