Canada based NGO opens office in Chandigarh to assist immigrants

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Moving to Canada? Need guidance that is authenticated and reliable?

In such case, before you leave India, you must visit the office of Abbotsford Community Service (ACS) in Chandigarh. The office, a pre-arrival center, was inaugurated on Thursday by Christopher Gibbins, Consul General of Canadian High Commission in Chandigarh.

The office runs a program called “India2Canada”, designed to help visa ready Indians from Punjab prepared for settlement in Canada. The ACS is Abbotsford based not for profit organisation but it provides information not just about Abbotsford but for whole of Canada.

The program has been designed exclusively for those who were moving to Canada as Permanent Residents.

Justice (Retd) Rakesh Garg, Chairman of Punjab State Commission for NRIs and Vivek Atrey, Director, Industries, Haryana, who were present in inaugural ceremony as Guests of Honour, applauded the initiative taken by ACS.

Manpreet Grewal, Director of Multicultural and Immigrant Integration Services at ACS, Canada, said they are increasingly seeing a lot of immigrants from North India and British Columbia is the preferred destination for these immigrants.

Grewal said the “India2Canada” program includes in-person meetings, webinars and workshops, and will help connect immigrants online with potential employers.

Grewal said the program is funded by Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Nimrita Bains, who heads the Chandigarh office of ACS said that the services will help people understand Canadian laws, the Canadian culture, customs, daily life, housing options, employment opportunities, building the resume as per Canadian job market requirement, financial literacy, banking system, healthcare, school and education systems.

The candidate will be introduced to the members of the ACS or similar NGOs in Canada, right from India and such candidate would have a friend there to get the help there, Bains said.

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