Ontario seeks an increase in annual nomination allocation

Ontario Immigration

Ontario has requested the federal government to double its annual nomination allocation by 2022. Vic Fedeli, the Immigration Minister of Ontario, has sent a letter in this regard to his federal counterpart Marco Mendicino.

Annual nomination allocation means the number of immigration candidates a province can nominate for permanent residence in Canada in a year. The nomination allocation for Ontario for the current year is 6650. The province wants this to be increased to 13300 by 2022.

Provincial Nominee Programs

Under the Canada PNP, participating provinces and territories are allowed to nominate a certain number of immigration candidates for permanent residence. The annual nomination allocations for each province vary according to the PNP admission targets of Canada. In the current year, Canada is planning to admit 61000 newcomers through PNP.  In 2018, the annual PNP target was 55000. For the coming year, Canada has set an immigration target of 67800 for PNP.

Over the past few years, Ontario has been receiving the largest nomination allocation among all Canadian provinces and territories.Though the annual allocation for Ontario in the current year was 6650, an additional 700 nominations were allocated for the province last week with which the total number of nominations allocated for Ontario has touched 7350.

However, Ontario has not yet revealed how it is planning to distribute the additional nominations among the immigration streams under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The province is also yet to make clear how the increased allocation will benefit the proposed Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot that will be launched in early 2020.

Ontario is also seeking greater autonomy and control over the selecting immigrants to the province. The province of Saskatchewan has already put forward its demand to have more control over immigration to the province. Currently,   Quebec alone enjoys greater control over immigration among the provinces and territories of Canada.

Canada PNP is fast becoming a popular and fast-track pathway for migration to Canada. This is a viable option even for candidates with low CRS scores. Get in touch with the expert immigration consultants of CanApprove to explore your options to migrate to Canada through PNP.

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