On May 13, 2021, the Ontario government announced its 2021 nomination allocation from the federal government that the province can issue to immigrants through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The federal government has allocated 8,350 spots to Ontario, as well as an additional 250 nominations specifically for temporary foreign workers in intermediate skilled occupations – National Occupation Classification (NOC) Skill Level C). Thus, in total, Ontario received 8,600 nominations for 2021. In 2020, 16,976 new immigrants immigrated through Ontario’s provincial program.
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