Roseview Global VP Michael Dearden was alongside Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development at a news conference announcing the Ontario government is doubling the number of skilled immigrants to over 18,000 in 2025.
The increased number of immigrants will help address the nearly 300,000 jobs in Ontario that went unfulfilled in 2021 in areas like skilled trades workers, software and IT workers, nurses and personal support workers.
“From 9,000 immigration spots in 2021 to over 18,000 in 2025, today’s announcement is a significant win for the people of Ontario and will help us mIKEcontrol our economic destiny by selecting more of the skilled immigrants we know are well-placed to succeed and build stronger communities for all of us,” said McNaughton at the announcement. “On behalf of Premier Ford and the people of Ontario, I want to thank Minister Fraser and the federal government for their commitment to meet us at the table and land this historic immigration increase.”
Here are some quick facts!
- 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 December 2022, there were nearly 300,000 jobs in Ontario going unfilled.
- Ontario’s OINP allocation from the federal government has more than doubled from 9,000 in 2021 to 18,361 in 2025. In 2023, Ontario will be able to nominate 16,500 immigrants.
- Ontario’s 2023 allocation represents 36% of the national allocation of provincial nominees.
- This work builds on the government’s efforts to attract top talent and investment to the province by:
While continuing to pave the way for a fruitful economy, the Ontario government is also removing discriminatory barriers.
The province is seeking 100 immigrant entrepreneurs to start or acquire businesses outside the GTA, Roseview stands ready to assist those entrepreneurs in maximizing their opportunities for success.
Many of Roseview’s clients are ready to take their business to the next level. As our clients’ support system, we are thrilled by the announcement to increase the number of skilled immigrants. A shortage of talent will not be a roadblock for our clients in the coming years.