This year, 2019, will see a lot of new applicants for the Ontario immigration program, with Ontario proposing the highest number of immigrants under its Provincial Nominee Program. The province has received its nomination allocation for 2019 and it is the largest allocation so far in Canada Provincial Nominee Program. Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will nominate 6900 immigration candidates for Canadian PR in 2019. Besides, Ontario has requested 1000 additional nominations, making a total of 7900 nominations in 2019.
In 2018, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) had nominated 6,600 immigrants. Also, Ontario received an additional 250 nominations by the end of the year, making a total of 6,850 nominations; which was the largest number of nominations granted through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) till 2018.
PNP’s Nomination Quota Continues to Rise
Canada’s PNP allows 9 provinces and 2 territories to select immigrants for Canadian PR. Among these provinces, Ontario is the most populated yet the most popular province. The increase in quota of Ontario’s nomination allocations suggests that the province continues to be the dream destination among immigrants.
Moreover, the allocation boost for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) reflects Canada’s goal to welcome over one million newcomers by 2021. Canada’s National Target for new permanent residency candidates for the year 2019, alleged to be 61,000 applications, which are 6000 more compared to the national target of 55,000 applications set in 2018.
This trend reconfirms that nomination quota in Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) will continue to rise for some time; thus, making an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR more accessible for international skilled workers planning to move to Canada.
Ontario, like other provinces in Canada, host the Provincial Nominee Program specific to its needs and demographics. Ontario’s immigration stream linked to Federal Express Entry system, which manages immigration categories including the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) searches the Federal Express Entry pool to select candidates who meet their provincial and federal criteria. The Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination get an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and get fast-tracked for an Invitation to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence.
What makes Ontario the most preferred province?
Ontario is a popular destination among international skilled workers. Ontario is also home to Canada’s tech hub Toronto. With the Technology industry emerging as the fastest growing industry in Canada, major technology companies are moving to Canadian cities in Ontario. This is opening new job avenues in Ontario and building the province a preferred choice among international skilled workers.