Canadian authorities have doubled the number of nominations under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

Key Points:

  • The provincial Canadian government of Ontario will be able to nominate 16,500 foreign nationals for the OINP in 2023, increasing the total by 7,500 nominations from 2021.
  • Authorities plan to increase the total again in 2025 to 18,361 nominations.

Additional Information: The OINP recognizes and nominates foreign nationals for permanent residence who have the skills and experience the Ontario economy needs, and the Canadian government makes the final decision to approve applications for permanent residence. More information regarding the OINP is available here.

BAL Analysis: Canadian authorities doubled the number of nominations under the OINP as Ontario is experiencing severe labor shortages, with more than 300,000 jobs remaining available in December 2022.

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