Punjabi students are migrating to Canada for higher education and better life.
According to reports Canada has granted study visas to 4.94 lakh foreign students this years from which 1.25 lakh are from Punjab. The number of Punjabi’s getting study visa in Canadian colleges and universities has increased up to 40% as compared to last year.
Each student from Punjab is spending approximately 15-20 lakh on their for first year study which means that Punjabi parents are investing 2700 crore each year. As Canada is the most preferred study destination among students as it offers plenty of job and PR options on successful completion of their courses. . The  students have initial hurdles to cross, but life is much easier than those who opt to enter illegally.
Migration is the best thing happening for Punjab. This has increased  Immigration business in Punjab particularly for travel agents, IELTS coaching centers, and money changers in the state. It not only has given growth to immigration industry in Punjab but also, most of the Education institute has started offering IELTS and foreign language coaching to their students as vocational courses. 
The Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said in an interaction with media that Government will soon start a program to help students who want to study abroad so that they don’t end up being cheated by illegal agents.
Written by Maninder Kaur