Ontario Immigration Calls On Federal Government To Double Provincial Allocation To 13,300
Ontario seeks to double its allocation of immigration candidates that it can nominate for the Canadian permanent residence. It wants to increase the number from 6,650 this year (2019) to 13,300 by 2022.
TORONTO – Ontario is asking the federal government to double the number of economic immigrants to the province in order to deal with a skilled labour shortage.
Economic development minister Vic Fedeli says an expansion of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program would respond to the labour market needs of the province’s employers.
Fedeli made the request in a letter to Marco Mendicino, the new federal minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship.
In the letter, Fedeli asks that the number of immigrants accepted under the program be increased from about 7,000 this year to 13,300 in two years.