Canadian immigration minister meets Punjab technical educational minister

Chandigarh, December 15: Minister (Migration), Govt. of Canada Mr.  Christopher Kerr visited Punjab with an aim to regulate movement of youth to Canada especially Punjabi youngsters, who want to embark study abroad. Mr. Kerr, who is looking after Migration affairs of India, Nepal and Bhutan was accompanied by Mr. Rahul Sharma, Managing Director, Govt. of Alberta. The Canadian delegation met Punjab Technical Education and Industrial Training and Employment Generation Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi to streamline immigration.

Disclosing this here today Mr. Channi said that Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed between Govt. of Punjab and Govt. of Alberta, Canada to streamline the migration application processes for students and saving the immigration aspirant students from fraud commission agents on February 7, 2019.

Mr. Channi said this is in continuation of initiative taken by the a high level delegation that visited Canada this year to facilitate aspiring youths, creation of jobs for Punjabis overseas and exploring educational opportunities for both the countries. He said that keeping in view of the increasing passion of Punjabi youth to study abroad, Punjab Government had taken the great initiative for bright and prosperous future of the younger generation craving for study abroad and would create vigorous employment opportunities, which is the motto of Punjab Government.

Earlier Canadian delegation today held discussions with Technical Education Minister, Mr. Charanjeet Singh Channi in tge presence of senior officals of the Punjab Government which included Secretary Technical Education and Industrial training Punjab, Director Employment Generation, Director Technical Education, Advisor Skill Development and Vice Chancellor IKGPTU Jalandhar, VC MRSPTU, Bathinda over the issues of migration.

During the meeting issues related to setting up of a Punjab Govt. portal aimed at funneling students and immigrants  interested in Canada, Skill Development for overseas Employment, studying abroad programs in various Universities, Colleges, Polytechnics and ITIs of Punjab and how the immigration Department of Govt. of Canada support such Initiatives of Govt. of Punjab.

Secretary Technical Education and Industrial Training Mr. D.K.Tiwari said that Punjab Govt. is making all efforts to save youngsters from fraudster agents and provide them legal pathway to go to Canada through Skill Development .

Dr.Sandeep Kaura, Advisor Skill Development Mission Punjab took the delegation to visit existing Skill development Centers being run by Govt. of Punjab in Amritsar & Ludhiana and discuss with Canadian Minister the way forward in skilling  the youth of Punjab as per the labor market requirements of Canada .There is acute shortage skilled man power in Canada in different sectors.

The delegation members also visited Golden Temple Amritsar to pay obeisance and was honored by district administration.