April 3, 2019 By Jaqueline Blake

The Government of Ontario has announced its 2019 nomination allocation based on the Federal government’s immigration intake target for the province this year. The province’s allocation this year is going to be a total of 6,650, plus an additional 250 nominations specifically for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations – National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes under Skill Level C. This is a part of the federal government’s NOC C initiative. Canada’s minister of immigration Ahmed Hussen commented that the spaces under National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code C are aimed at increasing opportunities for temporary foreign workers to transition to Permanent Residence. Being the largest province of Canada, immigrants coming to the province through OINP are only a fraction of the total immigrants arriving Canada every year. The vast majority of new immigrants coming to Ontario are currently being streamed through federal programs like the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), etc.

The new figure shows an increase by 4.46% compared to the province’s intake volume in 2018. Last year, that is, in 2018, a total of 6,850 nominations were issued. These nominations, as per the latest figures, has successfully let to the intake of a total of 13,780 new immigrants, including family members.

Through the Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream (which is managed through the Express Entry selection system) the government successfully issued a total of 2,190 nominations last year. The below table shows the different streams of OINP and the number of nominations in each in 2018.

Immigration Stream Number of Nominations
Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream 2,190
International Student Stream (Employer Job Offer) 1,254
Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream 387
In-Demand Skills Stream (Employer Job Offer) 35
Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream 648
Foreign Worker Stream (Employer Job Offer) 934
PhD Graduate Stream 175
Masters Graduate Stream 1,215
Business Streams footnote 12
Grand Total 6,850

Country-wise, the maximum number of nominations were issued to Indian candidatures. The below table shows country-wise nominations issued in 2018.

Country of Origin Number of Nominations
India 2,651
China 1,424
South Korea 303
Brazil 203
Nigeria 158
Pakistan 124
Iran 111
Philippines 110
Algeria 105
Morocco 94

Keep monitoring our News Articles for more updates on OINP (Ontario PNP and its streams) this year.

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