Ontario’s immigration minister wants more control over economic class selection

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 10:35:25 +0000

Ontario’s immigration minister, Monte McNaughton wants the province to get twice as many immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and have more authority over economic immigration. “As it stands, over 211,000 immigrants are coming to Ontario this year. Ontario chooses less than 5% of those immigrants,” McNaughton said in an exclusive interview with CIC […]

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Ontario wants more immigration powers: What does this mean for the rest of Canada?

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 12:00:28 +0000

The Toronto Star reports that Ontario Premier Doug Ford plans to ask the federal government for more control over immigrant selection to help the province address its historic labour shortages. Ontario’s immigration minister, Monte McNaughton, said in an interview that hundreds of thousands of jobs are going unfilled in Ontario and it is costing the […]

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Understanding the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 12:00:39 +0000

In 2021, Ontario welcomed 198,000 new permanent residents, or nearly 49% of all new permanent residents in Canada. This is not surprising as Ontario boasts Canada’s largest population as well as its largest city. Many newcomers chose to settle in Ontario due to its strong economy, well-developed support systems, and already-established immigrant communities. Those who […]

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Why We Need an Ontario Regional Immigration Strategy

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:46:46 +0000

In 2018, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) welcomed 106,000 new permanent residents. In other words, the GTA welcomed more immigrants than Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the four Atlantic provinces combined. Immigration to the GTA is not slowing down as the region has already welcomed nearly 60,000 immigrants in the first half of 2019—significantly more immigrants […]

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Ontario draw targets Express Entry candidates with management and financial work experience

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:17:56 +0000

Ontario, home to both Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, and the country’s largest city, Toronto, issued 997 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates on August 15. Express Entry candidates who received an invitation were required to have work experience in one of 10 occupations, as well as a Comprehensive Ranking System […]

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Ontario invites 1,773 Express Entry candidates with tech experience and CRS scores as low as 435

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:50:02 +0000

A new Ontario Tech Draw held Thursday, August 1, issued 1,773 invitations to Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of six tech occupations and Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 435. This was Ontario’s second Tech Draw since their introduction in early July and a total of 3,396 Express Entry candidates have […]

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Community consultations underway for proposed Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:19:54 +0000

A proposed regional immigration pilot that would bring skilled foreign workers to rural and smaller communities in Ontario could become a reality in 2020, the province’s government says.  In an update published this week, Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade said its staff will work with stakeholders in selected communities to assess […]

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New Ontario draws will target Express Entry candidates with tech experience

Credit to Author: Stephen Smith| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:06:07 +0000

The Government of Ontario has revealed its plans for nominating Express Entry candidates with work experience in the technology sector for Canadian permanent residence.  Ontario had previously announced that it would create a dedicated stream for tech workers. Instead, it will hold targeted draws for Express Entry candidates with work experience in six tech-related occupations […]

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Ontario invites Express Entry candidates with work experience in 10 occupations

Credit to Author: Noah Turner| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:12:21 +0000

More than 1,000 Express Entry candidates with work experience in 10 occupations were the focus of a targeted draw through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream held May 31. The draw issued a total of 1,072 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with the required work experience […]

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Ontario invites Express Entry candidates with work experience in 11 occupations

Credit to Author: Noah Turner| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 17:12:21 +0000

More than 1,000 Express Entry candidates with work experience in 11 occupations were the focus of a targeted draw through Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream held May 31. The draw issued a total of 1,072 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with the required work experience […]

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