EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN CANADA AND INDIA AMENDING THE AGREEMENT OF JANUARY 26, 1951 CONCERNING THE ENTRY TO CANADA FOR PERMANENT
RESIDENCE OF CITIZENS OF INDIA
New Delhi, 3 May 1957
THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR CANADA TO INDIA TO THE PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OF INDIA
NEW DELHI 3rd May, 1957
I have the honour to refer to the Exchange of Notes of January 26, 1951, between the Government of Canada and the Government of India
which constituted an Agreement regarding the entry to Canada for permanent residence of citizens of India and, pursuant to recent
discussions on the subject, to suggest the revocation of sub-paragraphs (1), (2), (3) and (4) of paragraph 1 of the said Agreement
and the substitution therefor of the following :
(1) In the twelve month period commencing on the 1st day of January, 1957 and in each succeeding twelve months period thereafter,
the admission to Canada for permanent residence of three hundred citizens of India, of both sexes and all ages, shall be authorised
provided the immigrants comply with the provisions of the Canadian Immigration Act. Of these three hundred immigrants, one hundred
and fifty will be preference-quota immigrants.
(2) Any resident of Canada, whether or not he is a citizen of Canada, may support an application, for admission to Canada as an immigrant
of any citizen of India who is a resident of India and is his relative.
(3) Out of these applicants, those who are "close relatives" of Canadian citizens will be admissible to Canada as non-quota
(4) Other relatives of Canadian citizens, and all relatives of residents in Canada other than citizens, will be admissible as "preference
(5) Arelative'means the husband, wife, son, daughter, brother, sister (or the husband, wife or unmarried child under twenty-one years
of any such son, daughter, brother or sister), father, mother, grand-parent, unmarried orphan nephew or niece under twenty-one years
of age, fianc6 or fianc6e. A "close relative" means the husband, wife, unmarried child under twenty one years of age, father
over sixty-five years of age, or mother over sixty years of age.
(d) The admission to Canada of citizens of India as non-immigrants shall not be affected by the preceding paragraphs. If the above
proposals are acceptable to the Government of India, I have the honour to suggest that this Note and your reply thereto shall constitute
a modification, in these respects of the Agreement between our two Governments which was effected by the Exchange of Notes of January
26, 1951. I have the honour to be, Sir,
HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR CANADA
Shri JAWAHARLAL NEHRU,
The Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs, New Delhi.
THE PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OF INDIA TO THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR CANADA TO INDIA NEW DELHI
3rd May, 1957
In your Note of May, 1957, you informed me that the Government of Canada proposes, subject to the concurrence of the Government of
India, to modify the agreement regarding the entry to Canada for permanent residence of citizens of India which was concluded by
an Exchange of Notes on January 26, 1951. I have the honour to inform you that the proposals set forth in your Note are acceptable
to the Government of India and I confirm that your Note and this reply constitute a modification of the agreement of January 26,
1951, between our two Governments. Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs.
H.E. Mr. Escow REID,
High Commissioner for Canada,