Ontario has always been the leader among the Canadian province in welcoming foreign talents to Canada. The upcoming years would remain even more cheerful as Ontario targets to double nominations for permanent residence by 2022.   

Recent years have seen the largest allocation under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) among participating provinces and territories. The Canadian province is planning to increase its allocation under the Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, from 6,650 this year to 13,300 in 2022. 

Ontario is home to companies specializing in Information Technology or otherwise, the IT-hub of Canada. Some of the biggest tech giants like Google have its specialized department in its capital Toronto. Toronto is also an ideal place for individuals who are looking forward to building a career in fields like tech, arts, media & more. The latest stats also suggest that around 7.2 million people in Ontario are employed meaning which skilled immigrants like you can turn their fortunes for good in Ontario. 

The province also hosts some of the best universities, say, the University of Waterloo, the University of Toronto that offers the best computer science programs in the world. The institutions like Laurentian University, Cambrian College & Northern Ontario School of Medicine hold a high reputation among the international student community. 

 

Hinting at the New Pilot program 

The recent announcements from the official government sources also suggest the introduction of a Municipal Nominee Program for smaller municipalities. The possibilities of a new federal immigration pilot are also been looked upon that will bring in additional immigrants to rural and remote communities in Ontario and Canada’s western provinces and territories.

The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot counts five Ontario communities among the 11 taking part in the program, which has an annual cap of 2,750 applicants plus their dependents.

With the possible revamp of Ontario’s immigration policies, the experts hint at the provincial government’s plan to demand greater autonomy to Ontario on par with Quebec. This will only lead to the benefit of foreign immigrants getting more work & study opportunities in Ontario. Further, they can apply for permanent residence in Canada based on their experience in the province.  

The federally managed PNP such as the OINP allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a set number of Economic-Class immigration candidates each year for Canadian permanent residence. With an increase in nominations for permanent residence, Ontario should be your top-most preference while immigrating to Canada. 

 

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