Summary: Tensions between Canada and India have escalated over the killing of a Sikh community leader. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleges India’s involvement, while India dismisses the claims. Here is a breakdown of their trade and education ties.
In numbers: India-Canada trade and education relations
Tensions have risen between Canada and India following the alleged involvement of India in the killing of a Sikh community leader. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accused India, but India denies the allegations. Here is a breakdown of their trade and education ties.
Canada has a population of about 37 million, with nearly 1.4 million people of Indian ethnic or cultural origin, making up about 3.7% of the total population. Over 770,000 people in Canada identify as Sikh.
Canada and India had bilateral trade in goods worth nearly $12bn CAD in 2022. Major imports from Canada include fertilizers and energy products, while India exports consumer goods, garments, engineering products, and more.
Canada is India’s 17th largest foreign investor, with over $3.6bn invested since 2000. Canadian portfolio investors have also invested billions of dollars in Indian stock and debt markets.
India has been the largest source country for international students in Canada since 2018.