OTTAWA – In a noteworthy development, the Government of Punjab has pledged to send manpower to Canada for which an agreement has been formally signed.
The commitment was formalized through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Punjab government and the Pakistan Western Canada Trade Association on Friday.
As the agreement was signed, Chief Minister Mohsen Naqvi emphasized that the initiative to send manpower from Punjab to Canada signifies the commencement of a new journey aimed at fostering economic advancement.
The Pakistan Western Canada Trade Association had formally requested the supply of professionals from Punjab to meet the workforce needs in various Canadian provinces.
In addition to the labor agreement, the Punjab government and the Pakistan Western Canada Trade Association have mutually agreed to collaborate on initiatives promoting religious and educational tourism, foreseeing reciprocal benefits for both regions.
The MoU signing ceremony took place at the Canadian Consulate in Vancouver, where the provincial ministers, S. M. Tanveer, and Bushra Rahman represented the Punjab government by formally endorsing the document; Consul General Jahanzeb Khan also participated in the ceremony.
Following the green light from the Punjab Cabinet for dispatching manpower to Canada, a three-member ministerial delegation from the Punjab government visited Vancouver to finalize the terms of the MoU.
According to Punjab Information Minister Aamir Mir, the agreement is poised to boost bilateral trade, investment, and tourism between Punjab and Canada, heralding a new era of cooperation and economic synergy.
It is to be noted that the Canadian passport has secured the 7th spot in the Henley Passport Index for 2024. With access to 188 visa-free destinations, this ranking solidifies Canada’s passport as one of the strongest globally.
Canada boasts diverse attractions and is a preferred destination for global talent. From the majestic Banff National Park to vibrant cities like Vancouver and Toronto, cultural hubs like Montreal and historic Quebec City, Canada offers varied landscapes and experiences. With a population exceeding 38 million, it stands as a multicultural and thriving nation.