Yes, Canada and Australia is still more feasible compared to Singapore. My thoughts below
1) Uncertainty in SG for Indian IT professionals : Though i am earning 120k/annum, not confident enough to wait for SG PR and doesn't want Australia/Canada to close their doors against foreigners. Eg:
a. Recently my PR friend reached out to me for a job referral. He is here for past 8 years.
b. Another indian colleague, completed his masters in SG and working here for past 10 years for, earns around 144k/year and owns a condo
in pasir ris, still denied SG PR for 3rd time
c. One guy from South India with his wife, both in to IT, earning 7.5k/month each, here in SG for last 6 years, application for SG PR denied for 4th time.
d. MY IELTS classmate, here in SG for 15 years, PR for last 6 years, prefers Canadaian citizenship over Singapore passport.
It's not an offense, just made the statement. SG has full rights to be selective, it's just matter of perception.
2) Australia hasn't closed their doors yet :
They just tightened the points criteria.
I would prefer Australia over canada because of the reasons which i think more important for me.
a) Travel time: From Singapore hardly it takes 4 hours to reach any of the Indian airports.
I am based out of kerala, coimbatore/kochi is the closest airport. Canada is really far to get a flight in case of any emergency. Really cannot wait 15-21 hours. 8-10 hours from Australia seems more feasible for me, even if i could reach SG as part of connection flight, i have daily flights twice as part of layover.
b) Canada climate sucks : In every aspect.
c) Points system is clear enough: CLB system of canada is tricky
For both countries, IELTS play master role for both countries. I have managed to get overall 8 with 1 week of practice from youtube channels, Now i am attending my weekend classes in Ascend education near clarke quay to take it to 8 in all 4 individual modules.
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