Canada, Ontario announce new immigration agreement

There is a new agreement announced by the governments of Canada and Ontario which has the main purpose to enhance the efforts to recruit skilled immigrants and also to provide them training to meet the occupational needs of the provinces in their respective professions.

The Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement COIA has included a fund of up to $91 million for the different training programs over the next three years which will help the new entrants to match their skills set with the Ontario’s professional standards.

The agreement was announced on the November 24th, in a ceremony which featured the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Laura Albanese, and Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen.

There was a news release published in which the government has stated that the joined efforts of the COIA will form a framework which will strengthen the efforts to welcome the new entrants and help the immigrants settling in Ontario. The agreement has also been targeted towards the enhancement of the ability to attract more French speaking immigrants to the province.

The Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has revealed that Ontario will be the top most provinces for welcoming the new permanent residents coming to the country and it will rise up to around 100,000 newcomers every year. Furthermore, it was the right time to propose an agreement which defines how Canada and Ontario will achieve the mutual goals by working together.

The agreement will also contribute to the Canada’s recently announced multi-year Immigration Levels Plan. The plan will allow nearly one million new permanent residents entering in the country over the three years.

Albanese has also showed its positive thoughts towards the agreement by stating that benefits will be enhanced through this agreement.

The Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement gives a chance to partner with federal government and attract the skilled workers who will benefit the economy by giving their share of knowledge and skills to increase the prosperity of Canada.

Ontario has issued around 6,000 nominations to candidates for Canadian permanent residence in 2017, through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has announced that the provincial nomination allotment has reached to its max for 2017. It has also been said that the Provincial Nomination Program for 2018 will be most likely exceeded to 6,000 higher PNP targets established by the federal government’s immigration planfor 2018-2020.

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