History of Pakistanis in Canada

Pakistanis started migrating to Canada in a very small numbers in the late 50s. Immigration regulations of that time gave liking to those with higher education and specialized skills, and the Pakistanis who came to Canada throughout that period, generally had excellent qualifications.
Majority of that group of those who had come to earn but not to settle permanently, or were students who planned to return their home country when their degree programs were completed. Whilst a number of them went back, others reside to turn into the founding members of the Pakistani-Canadian community.

Pakistani nationals in Canada were registered in degree and undergraduate programs at McGill University in Montreal in 1949 and at the University of Toronto from 1958 to onwards. By the mid-1950s, there were only 5 or 6 Pakistani families living in Montreal other than the students. This was perhaps the largest populace of Pakistanis in Canada at the time. All through the 50s, 60s and 70s most who arrived at Canada were young men following on study permit of Canada for graduate or professional studies.

In 1976, Canadian Prime Minister introduced the Immigration Act. Since then the number of Pakistani immigrants raised significantly, with hundreds in past and thousands in present, of Pakistanis entering Canada each year.

Today, a good Pakistani population has established in Canada and enjoying their stay in Canada.
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Derick Rodrigues said...

May Almighty God Bless & Protect All Pakistani Communities in Canada

Derick Rodrigues

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