According to a report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Indians represent the largest demographic acquiring citizenship in affluent nations, and notably, Canada has witnessed a substantial surge in granting citizenship to foreign nationals. In the year 2021, approximately 130,000 Indians successfully acquired citizenship in an OECD member country, marking a significant presence. By contrast, China ranked fifth in this context, with around 57,000 Chinese individuals obtaining OECD country citizenships during the same period.
The report further highlights that the United States, Australia, and Canada were the top three countries within the OECD that facilitated Indian immigrants in their pursuit of citizenship in 2021. This data underscores the increasing appeal and opportunities that these countries present to the Indian diaspora seeking to establish new beginnings and opportunities on foreign shores.