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UK, Canada Popular Choices for Indian Job Seekers

Published: | January 11, 2019
UK, Canada Popular Choices for Indian Job Seekers

Indian job seekers are looking at UK and Canada now for employment opportunities and this has led to a decline in the number of people seeking employment in the USA.  

The Indian youth’s preference for the US for job opportunities has seen a decline. As per the latest report by Indeed, the job search portal, the US share of job searches from India fell from 60 percent to 50 percent between August 2016-July 2018.

Job seekers from India are now looking at exploring opportunities in Canada and that number has doubled now as compared to the past two years. There is an increase in the search for Canada from 6 percent to 13 percent. Indians are applying for business analyst, software developer and mechanical engineer posts in Canada. But the UK has still retained its position as the tech magnet and is also the topmost choice for researchers. Majority of Indians now want to go to the UK for research fellowship followed by SAT consultancy.

Also Read: UK Universities to Enrol More Indian, Chinese Students

There is a lot of demand for jobs in the STEM sector abroad, especially in niche roles. Canada is very advanced technologically and the number of foreign applications for Canada is massive. It is due to the immigration policy as well as due to the growth potential in the tech sector. When it comes to the UK, as per the data, jobs in the sector such as finance, technology, and language skills are more popular with Indian job seekers.

The table below lists the popular jobs Indians are looking for in the UK and Canada. The jobs are listed rank wise

Rank

Jobs in Canada

Rank

Jobs in UK

1

Business Analyst

1

Research Fellow

2

Mechanical Engineer

2

SAP Consultant

3

Software Developer

3

iOS Developer

4

Project Manager

4

Android Developer

5

Web Developer

5

Investment Banking/Analyst

6

Data Scientist

6

Research Associate

7

Java Developer

7

Java Developer

8

Civil Engineer

8

Physician

9

Software Engineer

9

Architect

10

Data Analyst

10

Why Canada and UK are popular?

These two countries have become popular due to the immigration policies in Canada and the developments in the UK immigration policies following Brexit. The open immigration policy in Canada has led to a lot of Indians looking at Canada as an alternative option. Even job seekers from Latin countries are looking at Canada due to this reason.

Also Read: UK Universities to Attract Indian Students through New Post-Study Visa

The visa programmes such as Express Entry and Global Skills are also responsible for opening avenues to foreign skilled workers. The global trends which affect the political developments also pose a challenge to the workforce but at the same time, they have also led to more employment opportunities.

The growth in such policies will meet the expectations of the Indian youth by offering work opportunities in other nations. The UK also has the potential to keep its position intact as a global technology and banking magnet post Brexit. The only thing is that its migration policy should be flexible enough to accommodate an internationally mobile workforce.

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