TORONTO: Ontario will welcome more economic immigrants to the province this year, with the Government of Canada increasing Ontario’s 2018 nomination allocation to 6,600. Ontario’s allocation is the largest in the country, in recognition of Ontario’s role as a key driver of the national economy and the success of the program.
Ontario’s Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) offers pathways to permanent residence for international students, internationally educated professionals, skilled and in-demand workers, entrepreneurs and Francophones. The program allows the province to nominate skilled immigrants whose professional and educational skills meet Ontario’s current labour market needs for permanent residence.
The OINP is now accepting applications to the following streams:
· Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
· Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream
· Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
· Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
·Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
· Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream
· Corporate Stream
· Entrepreneur Stream
• Ontario’s provincial nominee program is now the largest in Canada.
• Ontario’s federal nomination allocation has increased 20% since 2016.
• Ontario welcomes more newcomers than any other province or territory in Canada. “Ontario’s economy encompasses a dynamic mix of sectors which require skilled workers, a government statement said.