Canada saw a record number of study permit issuance in 2022 with 551,405 permits. The figure represents a 24.1 percent increase from the number issued the last year.

Canada is the most favorable destination for Indians when it comes to immigration. Almost every youth in India wants to go to Canada for education purposes or better job opportunities.

Surprisingly, according to the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) analysis of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada data revealed that approximately 5,50,000 study permits were issued to Indians by Canada in the year 2022.

New data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows Canada welcomed a record 551,405 international students from 184 countries, in 2022.

In 2021, a total of 444,260 new study permits took effect, an increase from the 400,600 in 2019 (with 2020 seeing a decrease due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

Reportedly, the number of Indians immigrating to Canada has tripled since the year 2013. As per NFAP this number is expected in a refugee situation but this number for immigration is shocking as well as concern for India.

Indian immigration to Canada became the next largest source country for permanent residents. Earlier Canada had more immigrants from the Philippines than from India but now India has surpassed the Philippines as well.

From 2016-2019, the number of Indian students in Canadian colleges increased by 182% whereas it declined by 40% in the US making Canada the most favourite destination of Indian students.