Different Nationalities That Wish To Shift to Canada

According to reports, there are 29 different countries that prefer Canada as a foreign destination over other countries.

This new report was published by Remitly. They did an analysis of the different search phrases relating to shifting abroad and immigrating to more than 100 countries.

Canada was at the top of the list as the most preferred foreign destination to immigrate to. People from 29 different countries have an interest in shifting to Canada. At the second spot was Japan with a total of 13 countries.

At the third spot was Spain, with Germany, Qatar, and Australia close behind. The United States of America was at the ninth position in the list.

It is quite clear why Canada is so popular among people from so many different countries. It has more than 100 immigration options, free universal healthcare, and low unemployment rates.

It is also true that Canada is one of the most peaceful countries on this planet. This information is as per the Global Peace Index, where Canada was in the sixth position.

Names of Countries That Wish To More to Canada


The countries in Asia that are keen to shift to Canada include:

  • Azerbaijan
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar

It is not surprising at all to find India in this list. Indian nationals comprise of almost 25% of all immigrants to Canada.


When it comes to European countries, Germany came above Canada in the list as the most popular destination. The countries that are keen to move to Canada include:

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom

North America

There were a total of eight different countries in North America that prefer Canada over any other foreign country when it comes to shifting. These include:

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


This is the only continent that has the most number of countries keen on shifting to Canada. These include:

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

How Did Remitly Obtain the Results?

Google search data was the source for Remitly to come up with this list of countries. They tried to find out the monthly search volume in different countries. These search data were based on terms that are most likely to be used by people interested to shift abroad.

Some examples of these phrases include “move to (destination)”, “work in (destination)”, and “live in (destination)”. They also considered search data in different languages and not just in English.

The most searched destination was naturally considered as the favorite place for a specific country.

There are more than 100 different Canadian immigration programs. They have been inviting a high level of possible immigration applicants during the recent pandemic. This was to help the Canadian economy recover post-pandemic.

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