TORONTO - Every year thousands of people try to get Citizenship of other countries to secure their future, most of whom belong to underdeveloped countries.
While many are able to secure the citizenship of another country, they are concerned about whether their citizenship of their country of origin stays intact or not.
For those who are worried about their original citizenship after getting citizenship in Canada, there is a sigh of relief as Canadian authorities allow dual citizenship.
This means that you can have Canadian citizenship and retain the citizenship that you already had.
The only catch in this regard is that though Canada allows dual citizenship, the country you are a national of might not allow keeping two citizenships at one time which should be checked beforehand.
To check whether you can have two citizenships at one time, one must consult his country's immigration department or their online portal. As far as Canada is concerned, there is no restriction.
Canada is revamping its immigration system and is considered among the countries which welcome immigration as endorsed by figures as well.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) disclosed a few months back that it hit the target of 431,645 new permanent residents and surpassed 2021 numbers. Prior to setting a new record for entrants in 2021, the last time Canada allowed such a large number of newcomers was in 1913.
This is in line with the government’s plans to settle more immigrants to plug the gap regarding labor shortages in various sectors and to increase the targets every year for the next three years.
“Today marks an important milestone for Canada, setting a new record for newcomers welcomed in a single year. It is a testament to the strength and resilience of our country and its people. I am excited to see what the future holds and look forward to another historic year in 2023 as we continue to welcome newcomers,” Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship said.
Canada has set a new goal to bring in 465,000 new permanent residents this year, 485,000 in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025. At present, Immigrants account for 36% of physicians, 33% of business owners with paid staff, and 41% of engineers.
Experts are of the view that the native population can't even grow without immigrants.
Anila Lee Yuen, president and CEO of the Centre for Newcomers in Calgary said her facility has processed three times as many people as it would typically see since it expanded its services.
“At the start of the new year, the first day back (to) work, we've actually hired 16 new people that started today (Tuesday), alone,” she said.
According to the press release, IRCC processed about 5.2 million applications including the aspirants of permanent residence, temporary residence and citizenship in 2022, doubling the number from the previous year.
The population of Canada hovers around 38 million and each year, it receives citizenship requests from people from across the world due to social safety net, and better healthcare amongst other factors.
As more and more professionals are seeking oppurtunities in Canada, more problems are being faced by the authorities. For instance, delays in processing immigration applications increased last year, with about 1.3 million applications taking longer to process than the government’s service standards, as of the end of July.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 30, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||353.3||357|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||37.93||38.28|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.58||176.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Saturday.
The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Karachi||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Quetta||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Attock||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Multan||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|