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Top Source Countries Of Immigration To Canada

New reports suggest top source countries of immigration to Canada. There are 29 countries whose most popular destination for moving abroad is Canada.

A new report shows the most popular destination where people are planning to move abroad to Canada. The new study by Remitly analyzed the search volume of words or phrases related to moving abroad and immigration in over one-hundred countries.

Canada topped the list with a whopping twenty-nine (29) countries who wish to immigrate to the maple leaf country. To put that into perspective, Japan held the second spot with just thirteen (13) countries.

Spain is placed third, followed by Germany, Qatar, and Australia. The United States was ninth.

With over 100 immigration options, free universal healthcare, and low unemployment rates, it is understandable that Canada is popular and well sought-after among those who wish to immigrate abroad.

After all, Canada is one of the most peaceful nations on earth as per the Global Peace Index, where Canada is ranked sixth.

So, which countries want to move to Canada?

Countries in Asia that are very interested in moving to Canada include the following:

  • Azerbaijan
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar

It may come as no surprise that India is included on the list. Indian citizens make up around thirty (30) percent of all immigrants to Canada.

Among other European countries, the most popular destination was Germany, with Canada second. The following European countries are those that are more interested in moving to Canada:

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom

Among North American nations, there were eight countries showing strong interest in immigrating to Canada:

  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico

The continent that is apparently very interested in moving to Canada was Africa, with a total of thirteen (13) countries. Find them below:

  • Nigeria
  • Botswana
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

How Remitly came up with the data

Remitly used Google search data to check out the monthly search volume, in every country in the world, of terms that would likely be used by those who wish to immigrate abroad.

For instance, phrases like ‘move to [destination], ‘work in [destination] and live in [destination] were used. It is also important to know that Remitly considered search data in all languages.

The most searched for destination was considered to be the most wanted or desired destination for that country.

Canada offers over 100 different immigration pathways and has been inviting record levels of successful immigration candidates throughout COVID-19 to help its economic recovery following the pandemic.