Citizenship, Immigration, and Multiculturalism Canada (CIMC) Minister Jason Kenney will be heading to New Delhi, Amritsar, Chandigarh, and Mumbai from January 11 to 18. He will be reviewing Canadian immigration operations in India and meeting with his India counterparts to discuss recent changes in Canadian immigration policy and to work on further strengthening relations between the two countries.
"Canada benefits enormously from our friendship with the world's largest democracy. Canada's historic ties with India, especially through the Commonwealth, reflect our shared values," stated Minister Kenney.
In New Delhi He will be visiting the office of the Canadian Immigration Integration Project and addressing the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber. In Mumbai, he plans to discuss facilitating the visa process for business travelers and international students.
"The Indo-Canadian community has raised a number of important issues with me, including the need to take action against fraudulent immigration consultants, improve visa processing times, encourage immigration from Indian students to Canada, and build stronger connections between Indian and Canadian businesses," Minister Kenney went on to say. "I intend to work on fulfilling our government's promise to modernize the immigration system to make it more efficient and responsive to labour market needs, as well as fairer for applicants."
Minister Kenney will also be meeting with community leaders in Mumbai to express Canada's condolences for the terrorist attacks that took place this past November.