Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori today took up the issue of admissions of Punjabi students into the educational institutions reeling under financial crisis and on the verge of closure, which is causing distress to a large number of students who have paid lakhs of rupees for admission in these colleges before Consul General of Canada in Chandigarh Mr. Patrick Hebert. The Consul General (CG) was visiting Jalandhar DC where he discussed various issues of mutual interests.

Divulging the details, the DC said that he has apprised the CG of the issues being faced by a large number of students here wherein agents are getting them admitted in colleges that are reeling under the financial crunch or on the verge of closure, thereby, causing them financial loss as Canadian Government has refused visas to such students. The Consul General has confirmed that the matter was already under consideration and the Canadian Government was working with the provincial government of Quebec to resolve this issue, the DC said. He further added that Mr. Hebert has discussed a variety of issues of mutual interests including tie-ups between universities of both the countries besides investment by local businesses and industries in the Canadian Economy. Mr. Thori said that the Consul General welcomed the local business houses and industries to invest in Canada while encouraging tie-ups between universities for various research programs.

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Meanwhile, the DC highlighted the vast contribution of the Punjabi Community in the development of Canada with a large number of Punjabis living there for decades, thereby, playing their significant role in the Canadian economy.

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