OTTAWA – In a bid to strengthen ties and promote employment opportunities, the government of Canada has reached an informal agreement to accept a higher number of workers from Punjab, Pakistan.
Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi, and Canadian High Commissioner Leslie Scanlon reached an informal agreement during their meeting on Thursday.
Chief Minister Naqvi expressed optimism about the agreement, emphasizing that it provides Pakistani youth with expanded employment prospects in Canada.
Moreover, the scope of the informal agreement extends beyond workforce integration to encompass broader collaboration areas.
Discussions during the meeting also delved into environmental protection, especially pertinent given Lahore’s current status as one of the most polluted cities globally with its citizens facing health issues due to pollution.
CM Naqvi highlighted the significance of this collaboration by saying that this informal agreement signifies not only economic cooperation but also underscores the mutual commitment to addressing environmental concerns, particularly in Lahore.
Given Lahore’s alarming pollution levels, environmental collaboration took center stage in the discussions. Both sides are eager to explore avenues to tackle environmental challenges and work towards sustainable solutions.
Furthermore, in the upcoming weeks, a delegation from the Punjab government might visit Canada for the official signing of the agreement, bringing hope to many struggling Pakistanis who have been facing challenges in making ends meet in their home country.
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.