Toronto| Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said on Wednesday that his country’s recently announced visa process for the Indo-Pacific region will help bring more students and immigrants to Canada from India and other countries. The minister said Canada will invest $74.6 million over the next five years to ramp up visa application processing capacity in places other than New Delhi and Chandigarh.
New immigrants to Canada currently include a large number of students and newcomers from India. There are over 225,000 Indian students in Canada.
The immigration minister said the new funding will strengthen Canada’s international student program.
“By giving them (international students) access to permanent residency and job opportunities that may motivate them to stay in Canada, these investments will attract students. They often become high-skilled workers,” said Fraser. needs to meet the challenges facing our economy.”
“The Indo-Pacific region is critical to Canada’s immigration policy and will continue to be so in the future. Today’s announcement will help boost Canada’s visa application processing capacity at home and abroad and generate new funding,” he said. As we look at the record of the years ahead, this funding will help foster greater diversity among people who want to come, study, work or live in Canada.”