Canada attracts more Indian visitors, students and business travellers

April 16, 2014
Canada attracts more Indian visitors, students and business travellers

The Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, and Member of Parliament for Brampton–Springdale, Parm Gill,  have announced that visitors, students and business travellers from India to Canada have been desparately increased in between 2008 and 2013.

As per the statists released, the Canadian government has issued above 130,000 visiting visas. and also approved about 14,000 student visas in addition to admiting approximately 33,000 Indian citizens as permanent citizens of Canada.

Like ever before, the Canadian Government has taken necessary steps in order to make convenient legitimate travel. It is also welcoming more number of visitors, businesspeople and students to Canada.In 2008, the government has introduced the Business Express Program (BEP) for businesspeople for quicker approval of visa applications.The Worker Express Program was launched in India in June 2009 to accelerate the visa services of the individuals sent by companies under the BEP to Canada.   Further in July 2011, the duration of multiple-entry visas was extended from five to 10 years facilitating enter and exit to Canada for up to six months at a time over a period of 10 years.

For about 31,000 Super Visas were issued by the end of February 2014; and approximately 97% of qualified Super Visa applicants were permitted.

Chris Alexander said that the Canadian Government will continue to draw Indian visitors,  business travellers and students.

He also stated that stiking scale of student permits and visitor visas granted to Indian travellers indicate the strong bonding between two big nations.
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