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Posted on November 13 2021

Ontario wants to double the no. of immigrants allowed via Ontario PNP

By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023

If you are seeking a chance to enter Canada via provincial selection, here's the news you could use! Ontario’s Minister of Immigration has expressed the need to double the number of skilled immigrants who arrive annually in the province via Ontario PNP draws to settle there.

The request has been communicated to Canada’s federal government. This request was made in light of the acute shortage of workers in Ontario. In fact, the shortage felt now is unprecedented.

After going through the COVID-19 crisis, the province has to rebuild itself into a better and stronger one. What’s required is the manpower to achieve this goal, for which more immigrant intake will be necessary.

There are 316,000 vacant jobs in Ontario which need to be filled. This number is a 35% jump from what it was in 2020. In 2020, Ontario PNP had welcomed 18,040 new immigrants to the province under the FSWP. Comparing this to 2019, the huge difference is clearly seen, in 2019, Ontario had welcomed 44.075 new immigrants to the province.

In 2021, till August end, 3,555 new Canada PR visa holders were there in Ontario. These immigrants came to Ontario via the FSWP. Another pathway for aspiring immigrants to migrate to Ontario is the GTS. This stream comes under the TFWP which processes Canadian work permits and applications for visas under a 2-week period. This program is effective in filling labor shortages in Ontario.

If you are interested to immigrate to Ontario, you can also lodge an application under these economic immigration programs:

  • Skilled Worker program
  • Skilled Trade program
  • Caregiver program
  • Canadian Experience program
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot program
Know your eligibility for Canada immigration. Use the Canada points calculator.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest, or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 immigration & visa company.

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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

TFWP – Temporary Foreign Worker Program

GTS – Global Talent Stream


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