Immigration To Canada From Pakistan


There are several hundred thousand Pakistani’s living in Canada, adapting well to the Canadian way of life and enjoying new opportunities.

You may want a change in scenery and there is no better place to start looking than Canada. With a mix of mountainous surroundings and exciting city life, you will be able to experience the best of both worlds.  Large groups of Pakistani immigrants move to Canada every year, building communities and celebrating their culture and traditions.

If you can speak English or French, you will have greater access to job opportunities across Canada.

How does life differ?

Canada is multicultural and therefore has an abundance of people living with different beliefs and religions. Most Pakistanis that live in Canada are Muslim and still adhere to religious clothing and regulations, however, Canadians are far less conservative.

Pakistani women who live in Canada often go to work outside of the home as the cost of living is higher than it is in Pakistan. Comparing various products, a coke will cost up to 129 rupees more in Canada and a gallon of milk will cost twice as much.

A dual income home means that you may experience a change in family dynamics with a Westernized approach to the Pakistani lifestyle.

Canada has very different weather with snow and rain in the winter and temperatures dropping below -10 degrees. Summers can be hot in certain parts of the country but it is not as humid as it is in Pakistan.


A typical suburb in Canada

Which city should I live in?

Ontario has become home to many Pakistani immigrants. From Toronto to Mississauga and Milton, Pakistani communities are often found in the outlying suburban areas. This is the perfect location to bring your family with plenty of schools available and very little crime. You may want to live in the suburbs of Rexdale, East York and its western suburb Mississauga as many Pakistani’s live in the area.

Culture and Religion.

Immigration from Pakistan can be challenging. However, you may find that it is easy to adapt to the Canadian culture as they are very accepting of different religions. Most immigrants live a bicultural lifestyle with home life being very traditional. The communities of Pakistani immigrants value their culture and celebrate it by wearing traditional clothing and eating customary food.

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Nanaksar Gurdwara Gursikh (Sikh Temple) in north Edmonton

No matter what religion you follow, there are churches, mosques and Sikhs in every province and city.

What are my job prospects?

There are many Pakistani immigrants that are self-employed and own their own business, however, if you are fluent in English or French and have a qualification or training, there are many opportunities in business, exporting, importing and factory work. Many immigrants now work in the trade industry.

The support for Pakistani immigrants in their communities within Canada is overwhelming. Organisations including The Canada Pakistan Professionals Association (CPPA) are dedicated to helping students and young professionals with their careers. Through guidance and support, you can explore new opportunities.

Activities in the communities.


Bhangra dance performance in Canada

There are many community centers that offer celebrations of Pakistani religious holidays as well as outreach programs which include children shows and festivals. Becoming a part of these communities is common among immigrants and a great way of meeting people and celebrating cultural roots.

Useful Links:

Canada Pakistan Professionals Association

Pakistan Canada Association

Consulate General of Pakistan

Mosques in Canada:


Baitun Nur Mosque


Ottawa Muslim Association

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community




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8 Discussion to this post

  1. Bilal says:

    i am studying Bs Information Technology. I want to immigrate in Canada to make my study more informative

  2. Farid Malik says:

    1. on 1st Oct.2005 I paid 1500$CD and 500$CD on 30 July 2005 to CanAm Pakistan for counseling fee as advance for immigration fee to Canada.
    2. On 1st Oct.2005 I paid 1700$CD for processing fee for my six members family two adults and four children.
    3.I receive file on 22 may 2007 after 2.5 years they my time and money and my case went to ballot and immigration office in for me that only principal applicant is paid by your law firm.
    Who will return my lost money I have all receipt of paid amount to Mrs Durrani and Mr Captain.

  3. Mohammad Yasin Mushtaq says:

    Dear sir . i have diploma in civil & 25 years experience in lab technician civil construction. i want to know producer for work permit in Canada .

  4. Ammad says:

    Hello.. I have an 2 yearsexperience of call center. I am interested to move canada what should I do?

  5. Ali hussnain kazmi says:

    Equipment operator with 12 yrs exp from gcc such as driller waheel loader quarry truch excuvatore aboom loder and forklift

  6. Dr.Tamana Bakht says:

    I am from Pakistan.teaching as lecturer in a university.Recently I have completed my ph.D.
    I am interested in immigration to Canada.what should I do?

    • Canadian Visa Review says:

      Hi, we unfortunately do not deal with with Canadian immigration. If you look at our trusted agent reviews you will find a company that will be able to help you.

      Thank you for your comment

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