India has emerged as the second largest source country for permanent residents (PRs) in Canada, accounting for more than 38,000 or 15% of the total, according to the latest government data.
India in second only to the Philippines as a source country for PRs. It has remained among the top three source countries, along with the Philippines and China, for several years.
The government plans on reducing the qualifying period for citizenship from residency for four out of six years to three out of five.
Contributed By Sonia Narula