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November 19, 2012
New immigration strategy for Ontario
Ontario is launching its first immigration strategy, emphasizing the critical role skilled immigrants play in the economic development of the province.
The strategy has three key objectives: attracting a skilled workforce and growing a stronger economy; helping newcomers and their families achieve success; and leveraging the global connections of Ontario’s diverse communities to increase the province’s prosperity.
To help inform the strategy, the ministry consulted with an Expert Roundtable on Immigration and engaged various public stakeholders. Among its targets, the strategy aims to raise the proportion of economic immigrants to 70 per cent from the current level of 52 per cent.
It will request a doubling of the Provincial Nominee Program limit to 2,000 in 2013, increasing to 5,000 in 2014; provide more resources for employers to recruit and welcome immigrant employees; increase the number of immigrants licensed in their professions; and establish a Minister’s Table with employers to consult businesses on immigration matters.
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