Most Immigration Friendly Country?

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Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jan 27, 2021 21:05 IST

Most Immigration Friendly Country?

What really qualifies a country as immigration friendly? Flexible work permit, easy visa rules availability of jobs and services, and a welcoming environment are a few to start with. With immigration, visa rules, and work permit getting tightened everywhere, it is difficult to remain updated about the current post-study work opportunities in the foreign countries. We bring our valuable readers a comprehensive list of countries offering the most suitable opportunities and thus being immigration friendly destinations for students looking to study abroad.

Post-Study Work Visa

Simply put, a post-study work visa is a duration for which a student is permitted to stay after completing his graduation or post-graduation in search for work related to his field of study. Different countries have different rules regarding the procurement of such a post-study work visa. While some countries are rather lenient about allowing foreign students to stay back after their graduation and work alongside the local people, others are strict about maintaining their job market integrity and can often make life difficult for students by complicating and twisting the rules for acquiring a post-study work visa.

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Work Permit after Study

It is important for foreign students to understand that a work permit visa can only be applied by the employer for their employees.  Once a student has successfully acquired a full-time job opportunity during his post-study work visa, his employer would be required to apply for the work permit.

Top Immigration Friendly Countries 

As established earlier, different countries have different durations of stay for a post-study work visa. Let us evaluate the current job opportunities, post-study work visa options, and other important aspects of the countries most visited by Indian nationals which also make them some of the most immigration friendly destinations.


Touted as one of the most immigration friendly countries in the world, Canada boasts being rated as one of the best countries to live in by the United Nations. Rich in resources, Canada is home to some of the best global universities in the world. Canadians enjoy a high standard of living and have a low crime and violence rate, making it a preferred destination for immigration.

The country has introduced several immigration programs through the Canadian government, for the benefit of people looking to immigrate. These include a family sponsorship program, a skilled workers program, an immigrant investors program, a refugee program, and an Atlantic immigration pilot program, among other programs. The Canadian Government has also recently introduced favorable immigration policies that bring several benefits to Indian students who have graduated from a Canadian University offering permanent residency to highly skilled students.

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Home to one of the most booming job markets in the world, Canada registers one of the lowest rates of unemployment globally. Flexible immigration rules, easy visa policies make Canada one of the most sought-after destinations for Indians wanting to settle abroad. The country also has many sectors that experience skill shortage and graduates who want to enter into professional services, are very welcome to go to Canada to procure a work permit and work there.

The country works on a points-based system. They allot points for each criterion like work experience, education, and age. A lot of importance is given to one’s educational and language skills and the experience one garners from employing those skills in her/his profession. The country has often been rated as one of the best countries to live in, however, one requires to have a diploma or bachelor’s degree to apply for the immigration process.

Course duration

Stay back period

Less than 8 months

No post-study work permit

9 months to 24 months

Post-study work permit no longer than the course duration

Over 24 months

3 years of study work permit may be issued

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New Zealand

Home to some of the best universities in the world, New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on earth and a great immigration destination. This small island nation showcases a diverse culture and its citizens enjoy a high standard of living and education. Moving to New Zealand introduces you to a world-class education, state-of-the-art infrastructure, beautiful sub-tropical climate, and landscape. The country hosts a multitude of sporting activities to choose from and is regarded as one of the best countries for children to grow up in.

To live in New Zealand permanently, one would require a Resident Visa. There are a number of pathways to obtaining a resident visa, many of which start with a temporary visa allowing you to work, study, or own a business in New Zealand. Some visas, such as those granted under the Skilled Migrant Category, grant you residence right away. You need to comply with any conditions attached to your visa, to ensure your pathway to a residence is not interrupted. Before moving to New Zealand permanently, aspirants need to consider what visas you're eligible for and whether those visas will enable you to stay in New Zealand permanently in the long run. You also need to make sure you are ready to move to New Zealand because you will need enough time to complete the requirements of your temporary or resident visa conditions.

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The land of kangaroos and koalas, Australia is a good place to relocate and settle. The country has easy regulations for permanent residency for those looking to immigrate. The citizens of the country enjoy a high standard of education and living. Australia too follows a points-based system and is regarded as the land of job opportunities. The government allocates points for each criterion such as work experience, age, and education. The maximum age of an applicant can be 49 years and the minimum educational qualification is having a diploma or bachelor’s degree.

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International students are required to have a minimum of two years of academic study in Australia, to be eligible for a post-study work visa in Australia. Aspirants can opt for a Bachelors's, Master's, or Doctoral degree to qualify the same. The subject area of the field of study does not affect the student’s eligibility for a post-study visa in Australia.


Work Permit Duration

Bachelor’s Degree

2 Years

Master’s Degree

2 Years

Research-based Master’s Degree

3 Years

Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.)

4 Years

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Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert

With over 8 years of experience in overseas education, Rahul Singha has been previously associated with prominent education houses. He is also responsible for keeping a sharp eye on education policies of major study... Read Full Bio




kirti Sharma

a year ago

hello I completed my degree in ba last year in August now planning to take pte but m confused what country will be best and which courses i can apply any suggestions please?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

a year ago

Hello Kirti. You can consult our study abroad counsellors for a better understanding. Get in touch with them, here:


Srushti Halge

2 years ago

Is Canada really safe for Indians? I mean discrimination or ignorance towards immigrants....what about these things?

Reply to Srushti Halge


Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

Hello Srushti. I can understand your concerns. However, Canada is a safe destination for Indian students wanting to study in the country. You can also get in touch with students who are already in Canada who would vouch for the same. Do get in touch with our counselors for more information on the s




2 years ago

how can i apply for medical universities in russia can u share me the procedurre ??

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

Hello Sournamalya. Kindly read our guide on studying MBBS abroad here: You can check out popular universities in Russia here:


Krupa Shah

2 years ago

Hello, My husband and I planning for abroad whether on work permit or PR. Which country and visa are easy, fast and most suitable for couple. Can you please guide me?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

Hello Krupa. Our website is solely dedicated to helping students looking to pursue higher education abroad.



2 years ago

Hello i did my BTech in ECE i had 25 backlogs (reattempts) and thanks to covid-19 some exams postponed and now my degree is 5 years ( i started in 2016 July and ended in 2021 February ) Which country can i opt for

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

2 years ago

Hello Akshay. We recommend candidates opt for a country of their choice. You can go through our country guides for a more conscious decision: https://studya


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