By Canadian Contractor staff
Ontario investing to double number of skilled immigrantsCanadian Contractor
April 3, 2023, Mississauga, Ont. – The Ontario government is investing an additional $25 million over three years in its flagship immigration program to support doubling the number of skilled immigrants the province can welcome to tackle the labour shortage.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program allows the province to nominate individuals for permanent residence who have the skills and experience to contribute to Ontario’s economy in industries like skilled trades.
The new investment in Budget 2023 will speed up processing and ensure those coming to Ontario can start working in their professions quickly.
This action builds on the province’s recent Working for Workers Act 3, which introduced further measures to remove barriers facing internationally trained professionals who wish to work in regulated professions. The legislation also builds on Ontario becoming the first province in Canada in 2021 to remove discriminatory barriers that prevent foreign-trained professionals from continuing their careers in sectors they trained in.