India is a major source for Canada's economic immigration: Minister Chris Alexander

March 14, 2015
India plays a vital role in catering future Canada needs: says Chris Alexander

Recently, while addressing the members of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration minister, Chris Alexander, has focused that the government is endorsing immigration under new Express Entry system to obtain required skilled employees for the country. 

The minister has uttered confidence in ICCC’s management and its dedication in encouraging bilateral ties between India and Canada. He also said that India plays a crucial role to provide the future Canadian requirements.   

Alexander added that India is one amongst the major sources for economic immigration as well as baiting new investors, the country is emphasizing on Indian market so the dynamic support of community leaders is much needed to take this ties to further level.

He also focused that the impending visit of Mr. Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister to Canada will be landmark in fostering the Canada India ties. The relation between two nations would assist in promoting mutual investment and trade. 

At the time of answering the queries of the ICCC members, the minister Chris Alexander focused on making visa process easier with less time for processing application to meet the country’s immigration needs. In meeting, he also emphasized on the goal of acquiring 50, 000 application processed under the express entry scheme in 2015; 6 to 30 days period for processing visit visa, issuing visitor visa for 10 year period has been commenced for families and businesses; inaugurating more visa centers in India to expedite the visa process; granting of permanent residency to 20, 000 students in the previous year, in which considerable number are from India; CEPA is main concern for the Canadian government; luring Bollywood to shoot their films in Canada.

The session was also attended by other leading ICCC board members such as Brij K Sharma, Tony Chawla, as well as ICCC’s Immediate Past President Naval Bajaj together with ICCC sponsors and media individuals.

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