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Ontario to Welcome More Economic Immigrants in 2018

Ontario’s Allocation for Provincial Nominee Program Increased by the Federal Government, Becoming Largest in Canada
January 18, 2018 10:00 A.M.Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
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:

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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

Helping newcomers thrive and succeed is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.

Quick Facts

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.
Additional Resources
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