EXCHANGE OF LETTERS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENTS OF INDIA AND CANADA REGARDING ENTRY TO CANADA FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE OF CITIZENS OF INDIA
Ottawa, 26 January 1951
Department of External Affairs,
Ottawa, January 26, 1951
With reference to recent discussions regarding the entry to Canada for permanent residence of citizens of India, I have the honour
to propose that an agreement be concluded between the Government of Canada and the Government of India containing the following provisions:
(1) In the twelve month period commencing on the 1st day of January, 1951, and in each succeeding twelve month period thereafter,
the admission to Canada for permanent residence of one hundred and fifty citizens of India, including both sexes and all ages, shall
be authorized provided the immigrants comply with the provisions of the Canadian Immigration Act.
(2) In addition to the citizens of India whose entry to Canada for permanent residence is authorized in accordance with paragraph
(1) above, a citizen of India who can otherwise comply with the provisions of the Canadian Immigration Act may be admitted to Canada
for permanent residence if he or she is the husband, wife or unmarried child under twenty-one years of age of any Canadian citizen
legally admitted to and resident in Canada and if the settlement arrangements in Canada are shown to the Canadian authorities to
(3) The provisions of Canadian Order-in-Council P.C. 2115, dated the 16th Day of September, 1930, as amended by Order-in-Council P.C.
6229 of the 28th day of December, 1950, shall not apply to citizens of India.
(4) The admission to Canada as non-immigrants of citizens of India shall not be affected by the preceding paragraphs. If the Government
of India accepts the foregoing provisions, the Government of Canada has the honour to suggest that the present note and the reply
thereto of the Government of India shall constitute an agreement between the two governments which may be terminated by either Government
on giving six months' notice.
I have the honour to be, Sir,
Your Obedient Servant,
(LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT)
OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR INDIA
Ottawa, January 26, 1951
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Note of January 26, 1951, in which you inform me that the Government of Canada
proposes to conclude with the Government of India an agreement regarding the entry of citizens of India to Canada for permanent residence.
The provisions set forth in your Note under reference are acceptable to the Government of India, and I am authorized to confirm that
your Note and this reply constitute an agreement between the two Governments which may be terminated by either Government on giving
six months' notice.
Accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest esteem and consideration.
(P.K. BANERJEE) Acting High Commissioner for India.