The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced Canadian scholarships opportunities for Pakistani, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) students for the year 2020-211 in higher studies.

According to official sources on Friday, the announcement has been made by HEC as during 2019 the Government of Canada included Pakistan in the Student Direct Stream (fast track visa basis) list as fifth country.

Therefore, HEC encouraged Pakistani students to explore study opportunities in Canada which may further be helpful in immigration, the added.

The sources said that this opportunity is being provided with an endeavor of Canadian government in order to facilitate Pakistani students aspiring to study in Canada.

Keeping in view the huge immigration opportunities of the offer in the Canada especially in respect of international students, immigration plans of the government to liberalize their policy and meager number of Pakistani students in Canada, they added.

They said that the mission redoubled its effort to sensitize not only the host government vis-à-vis opening up more space for Pakistanis.

It is worth mentioning here that Canada is one of the more favored educational place especially the students from the developing countries. It is currently fourth largest market for the international students.

According to the details of 2018, the number of Pakistani students in Canada was 3965 with the ratio of 0.69 percent. The interested students are encouraged to visit HEC official website for further informational.