A recent study by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC, formerly known as CIC) has shown that more residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are being accepted to immigrate to Canada than residents of most other countries in the world.

The report shows that during 2015 the majority of candidates selected for immigration to Canada through the Express Entry program were already living in Canada, however, the number of candidates residing outside Canada continues to grow. Top counties with residents immigrating to Canada include India, China, the Philippines and the UAE.

Julie Beeton, Managing Director of Beeton & Co, Canadian Immigration Consultants and a Canadian lawyer stated “When Express Entry was introduced, Canada was predominantly the country of residence for candidates invited to apply for permanent residency because of the high number of foreign workers already in Canada that wished to settle permanently. We expect to see the number of candidates invited to apply for permanent residency from the top ten countries to grow in the coming months.

This is good news for residents of the UAE wishing to immigrate to Canada. The UAE is already ranked 7th globally in the number of residents immigrating to Canada and this number will increase as we move further into 2016.


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