Canada's minister for multiculturalism Tim Uppal on Friday said all Indians living illegally in Canada and those who had applied for political asylum on false grounds would be deported back to India.
"Our government has started the process to identify them and would soon start their census," Uppal told HT here.
Addressing the audience at the NRI Sammelan, he said Indians could apply for jobs in Canada; on getting a job offer, visa formalities would be processed in one month. About the immigration approval rate, Canada-born Uppal said it had doubled over the past few years from 34% to more than 50%.
In his address, he said youths could be brought back only if they happened to see development here."There is lack of confidence and communication among non-resident Punjabis. They want security for their investment," suggested Uppal, adding that simplification of the process of opening of bank accounts and getting identity cards was also required on priority.
He pointed out that lots of Punjabis settled in Canada, US and other countries preferred investing in China. "Why are they not coming to Punjab? The issue needs to be addressed," he added.