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Posted on July 27 2022

Canadian passport ranked 8th most powerful by Henley Index in 2022

By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights of Henley Passport Index (HPI)

  • The Henley Passport Index (HPI) places the Canadian passport at 8th position in its global ranking.
  • The HPI is a global ranking of countries with respect to the power of their passports to allow freedom of travel in other countries.
  • HPI ranking indicates the standing of a country in the world reflected by the acceptance of their passports across countries.

It’s time to be impressed by Canada and you just need the Hentley Passport Index (HPI) to get to that point. This global ranking of world nations by their passports has given Canada a high ranking in its 2022 index. Let’s learn more about it.

What is HPI?

You must be aware that the passport of a country tells a lot about the country’s influence among world countries. The passport of a country could provide visa-free access or visa-on-entry facility to its citizens in other countries.

The HPI is a global ranking of countries with respect to their passports. It awards a score to each country based on how many countries a passport grants access to without a visa. The HPI is thus a measure of global mobility.

It’s a highly reliable and used scale of passport power. Countries that rank high on this index are considered very powerful and influential ones.

The HPI is updated quarterly every year. It has collaboration with IATA (International Air Transport Authority). The IATA provides the data needed for HPI to create the index of 199 passports for 227 destinations in the world.

What does HPI say about the Canadian passport?

In 2022, the HPI places Canada among the top 10 most powerful passports in the world. With a score of 185, Canada is ranked eighth on the HPI ranking of 2022. The score 185 means that the Canadian passport can get you visa-free access to 185 countries of the world.

Canada shares its ranking with countries namely Australia, Greece, Czech Republic, and Malta. All these passports too have the score of 185.

How can you wield the power of the Canadian passport?

To own a Canadian passport as someone who has not taken birth in Canada, you have to start planning for a Canada PR visa as the first step. For that, you have to undergo Canada immigration.

*Know your eligibility to immigrate to Canada through Y-Axis Canada Immigration Points Calculator.

An immigration pathway like Express Entry can help you achieve it if you are a skilled professional with lots of other credits like education, language skills, and age to your advantage.

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Once you become a permanent resident in Canada you will have to settle down convincingly and determined to become part of Canada. After just 3 years of living in Canada (1,095 days out of the past 5 years), you can apply for Canadian citizenship.

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Other highlights of HPI 2022

We know you are eager to know some more facts from the HPI 2022. So, here are some of them:

  • Japan holds the number one spot on HPI 2022 with a score of 193.
  • Germany is ranked third along with Spain. They have a score of 190.
  • The UK is ranked sixth along with France, Portugal, and Ireland. They have a score of 190.
  • UAE passport ranks 15th with a score of 176.
  • UAE is among the countries that allows visa-free travel to Canadian passport holders.

So, make your plans to migrate to Canada. After all, Canada welcomes skilled and educated people from overseas to be part of the country, contributing to its economy and society.

If you are willing to migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the leading immigration and career consultant in the UAE.

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