On August 12, 2021, the government of Ontario released a new update on the issuance of nomination certificates under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). From January 1 to August 12, Ontario has issued nominations to 6,411 foreign nationals, 529 nominations more compared to the previous update on July 8. In 2020, the province invited 16,976 candidates and issued nominations to 8,050 main applicants, including 7,249 spouses and dependent children. This year, the Federal government allocated 8,350 spots to Ontario, as well as extra 250 nominations for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations (NOC C).