Ontario Will Welcome 18,000 PNP Immigrants by 2025
Under its PNP, the province of Ontario will welcome significantly more immigrants in the upcoming years. According to the federal government’s PNP allocation, Ontario will be able to nominate 16,500 immigrants in 2023.
However, as the provinces received a Multi-Year Allocation Plan for the first time this year, several of the provinces are also posting their tentative allocations for the following three years. Because of this, Ontario anticipates nominating more than 18,000 PNP candidates by 2025. The province’s tentative 2024 allocation has not published yet.
The province of Ontario anticipates selecting more of the employees required to fill shortages in fields including the skilled trades, technology, and health care, where it is estimated that 300,000 jobs in Ontario go unfilled every day.
This announcement is a significant win for the people of Ontario and will help us control our economic destiny by selecting more of the skilled immigrants we know are well-placed to succeed and build stronger communities for all of us, said Monte McNaughton – Ontario’s immigration minister, in a press release.
From 9,000 immigration spots in 2021 to over 18,000 in 2025, McNaughton demanded in April 2021 that the federal government increase Ontario’s PNP allotment from the 9,750 that it was permitted in 2022. A total of 3,900 skilled trades jobs, 2,200 software and IT workers, roughly 100 nurses, and personal support workers were included in Ontario’s allotment for 2022.
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser stated in the statement, “Immigration is a critical element of the answer as we remain focused on addressing the acute labour market shortages and developing a robust economy into the future”. In addition, the Provincial Nominee Program’s continued expansion will contribute to the long-term prosperity of towns in Ontario as it is Canada’s premier regional economic immigration program.
About Ontario’s PNP
Ontario’s PNP is known as the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Programs for immigrants who come for employment, such as skilled employees, graduates from abroad, and entrepreneurs, are included.
Despite Ontario’s ability to suggest individuals for Canadian immigration, candidates must still submit applications to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the federal agency that has the final word on all applications for immigration to Canada. PNPs can be viewed as two-step immigration and to apply for immigration, you must first obtain a nomination.