Ontario wants the Federal Government to double the number of immigrants from 9,000 to 18,000 a year to boost the skilled workforce and tackle the labour shortage in the province. According to labour Minister Monte McNaughton, the province is facing a significant labour shortage impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In October, the province had 316,000 job vacancies, 82,000 more compared to the last year. By doubling the number of immigrants allowed under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, the province will fill the skilled labour gaps in the market.
- Chinese immigrants lost to Indian immigrants
- Job Growth in Canada exceeded analysts’ predictions
- The WES Gateway Program will help refugees in Canada to prove their academic credentials
- British Columbia started the application intake under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot
- Ottawa accepts applications under the expanded Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot
- Newfoundland and Labrador will support international students to keep them in the province