Top Immigration Destinations – Australia, Canada and United States
Australia, Canada and United States are amongst the top economies globally. Having reputation of a country with high living standard and stable political environment attracts many people – workers and investors. The business environment, government programs as well as social programs are very well developed and welcoming for immigrants. There are many reasons for choosing to migrate to a certain country but certainly numbers are showing that financial and political reasons are with very high importance.
Australian government has designed a program to meet their economic and social needs. Being developed economy, the country has huge potential and needs workforce. Annually the government accepts about 200 000 permanent migrants. There are several streams – skills, family and special eligibility stream. Visas are granted to the applicants after a specific point based system.
According to official data in Australia about 22% are foreign born. About one in every four is born in UK. The top five countries immigrants come from are – UK, New Zealand, China, Italy and Vietnam. Those countries hold 45% of the foreign born in Australia.
In Canada over 6 million people are foreign born. This is about 19 percent of the total Canadian population. The top 5 countries of immigrants in Canada are: UK, China, India, Philippines and Italy.
Canadian government also has a government program for attracting skilled workforce in order to support its economy and business needs. The target for 2017 is to accept about 320 000 immigrants through economic, family sponsorship programs, provincial nominee programs and others. The high demand of the economy drives the higher visa quotas for the upcoming year. The vast territory of the country needs many people to support the local provincial business as well as the big cities.
In United States about 40 million are foreign born. 30% of those immigrants are from Mexico. Other top immigrant nationalities are India, Philippines, China, Vietnam.
As UN report says the high income countries host more than two thirds of the world migrants.
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