Punjab Signs Deal With Canada For Hiring Young Workforce
The Punjab government has entered an informal agreement to facilitate increased employment opportunities for its workers in Canada. This development emerged following a meeting between Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi, and Canadian High Commissioner Leslie Scanlon.
During the meeting held on Thursday, Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi emphasized that this informal agreement will enable young Pakistanis to explore expanded employment prospects in Canada, which is increasingly becoming a preferred destination for its better standard of living.
Beyond employment opportunities, the officials also discussed bilateral issues of significance, with a particular focus on environmental protection. Chief Minister Naqvi stated that the agreement not only signifies economic cooperation but also reflects a shared commitment to addressing environmental challenges, especially in Lahore.
The environmental discussion gains importance as Lahore, the capital of Punjab, is currently grappling with dense fog and smog, significantly affecting air quality and public health. The prevalent smog has led to citizens staying indoors, and educational institutions have faced disruptions as concerns about environmental conditions and viral infections restrict large gatherings.
While the agreement’s details regarding employment opportunities for the youth in Canada have not been officially disclosed, it is anticipated that further specifics will be finalized in due course. This development showcases a positive step toward fostering economic cooperation and addressing shared concerns between Punjab and Canada.