Ontario

  • Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program

    CIC News is profiling Canada's various provincial nominee programs over the coming weeks
    Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program has grown exponentially since its creation in the 1990s and now stands second only to the federal Express Entry system as the leading pathway to Canadian permanent residence for skilled foreign workers.

    Recent weeks have seen nominee streams in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia issue more than 2,500 invitations to workers with a range of skills and professional experience to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
    Quebec is the only Canadian province that does not take part in the PNP. It has a separate agreement with the federal government that gives it sole responsibility for the selection of economic-class immigrants.

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    Since the PNP’s first year in operation in 1996, when only 233 people were admitted to Canada through the program, it has evolved to the point where its admissions target for 2019 is 61,000.
    Looked at over the next three years, Canada could receive as many as 213,000 new permanent residents through the PNP alone.
    The reasons for this expansion are clear: Canada’s population is ageing, its birth rate is declining and labour shortages are expanding as a result. This trend is especially heightened in smaller provinces, which are also struggling with the loss of residents to other parts of Canada.

  • key formulas to attracting immigrants to smaller communities

    Promoting immigration to smaller provinces, cities, and towns across Canada — a process known as “regionalization” — has been the rage since the 1990s.

  • 1,400 PNP invitations through Express Entry were issued by Ontario in less than a week

    Recent weeks have seen an impressive amount of activity among Canada’s Express Entry-linked provincial nominee streams. In the past five days alone, more than 1,400 Express Entry candidates have been contacted by Canada’s provinces to apply for a provincial nomination.

  • ‎11 communities named under IRCC’s Rural and Northern Immigration ‎Pilot

    The Government of Canada has named 11 Canadian communities that have been selected to take ‎part in its new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. ‎

  • 2016 Best Destinations In Canada For New Immigrants

    MoneySense's annual ranking of the best cities and towns for new immigrants to Canada has been updated for 2016, with various destinations across the country vying to be crowned number one. The ranking system looks at employment rates, rental costs and existing immigrant populations in communities across Canada.

  • 528 Express Entry candidates invited through Ontario PNP draw

    Ontario invited Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of six tech occupations to apply for a provincial nomination.

  • 70% of Canadian Population Growth in the final quarter of 2017 were International migration

    International migration continued to drive Canadian population growth in the final quarter of 2017, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the increase seen during that three-month period, new Statistics Canada data reveal. The federal agency said international migration, which includes immigration, return emigration and net non-permanent residents, “remained the main driver of population growth” between October 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018.

  • A new Ontario Pilot Program would increase immigration to Northern Ontario

    The Government of Ontario is being encouraged to create a new immigration pilot program that would address labour needs in its northern and rural regions. Promoted by the Northern Policy Institute, an independent think tank dedicated to issues in Northern Ontario, the proposed Ontario Rural and Remote Pilot draws on existing immigration programs like the federal-provincial Atlantic immigration pilot (AIP) and Manitoba’s morden Community Driven Immigration Initiative.

  • An overview of Canada’s PNP immigration results in October 2020

    Alberta
    Alberta announced it is launching a new expression of interest portal and a new immigration pathway for recent international student graduates from Alberta post-secondary institutions.

  • An overview of PNP program selections in August 2021

    The following is the monthly summary of PNP activity across Canada.

  • Announcement of Additional Ontario nominations for 2017-2020

    The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, has received an additional nomination allocation for 2017.

  • Applicants in Express Entry pool, may be selected with lower scores

    Candidates in the Express Entry pool may find themselves selected by provinces . specialized immigration streams in Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia started selecting qualified skilled workers from Express Entry selection pool.

  • Applicants with lower points are selected through Express Entry

    Canada’s provinces employ a variety of approaches to selecting the Express Entry candidates they invite to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence, and the past week saw examples of three of them in action in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario.

  • B.C. and Ontario had the lowest unemployment rate during 2018

    The province of Ontario led Canada’s provinces and territories in net employment gains in 2018 During 2018 Canada’s unemployment rate reach its lowest point since 1976.

  • Bank of Canada Governer Believes that Immigrants plays an important role in Canadian Economic Growth

    Immigrants have a key role to play in helping grow the Canadian economy and off-setting the country’s growing shortage of skilled labour, says Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz. In a March 13 speech at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, the head of Canada’s central bank said immigration is critical to keeping inflation low and balancing the trend of Canada’s aging workforce.

  • Canada and Ontario signed an agreement for cooperation on maximizing the benefits of immigration

    Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement creates a framework to attract, select and support skilled newcomers

  • Canada created 55000 new Jobs in December

    A greater proportion of core-aged newcomers were employed than before the pandemic, according to Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey.

  • Canada eases eligibility requirements for Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

    Canada’s minister of immigration, Marco Mendicino, made two announcements on changes to the Rural and North Immigration Pilot (RNIP)

  • Canada’s PNP immigration results in November 2020

    The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which began modestly in 1998 with the admission of approximately 200 people to Canada, will now see the intake of over 80,000 new permanent residents every year. At least 3,744 immigration candidates received invitations through a provincial immigration program this past month.

  • Canada’s population will be 55 million or more by 2068

    While many developed countries are expected to see some population decrease over the next 50 years, Canada’s population is projected to flourish as a result of immigration.