A new direction for immigration in Ontario – attracting highly skilled workers and their families, supporting diverse communities and growing a globally-connected economy.
Ontario is the province of choice for newcomers. Our economic future depends on helping our newcomers integrate successfully into their communities and the workplace.
We know that when our newcomers succeed, our province succeeds.
Ontario’s Immigration Strategy sets a new direction for how we select, welcome and assist immigrants to our province. This vision will help build a highly skilled workforce and support the development of strong communities where all Ontarians can thrive.
The strategy has three key objectives:
To help inform the development of this strategy, the Ministry has consulted with an Expert Roundtable on Immigration and engaged various public stakeholders to make sure Ontario’s Immigration Strategy works for everyone.
In response to challenges with the current immigration system and federal funding cuts, the Ontario government established the Expert Roundtable on Immigration in March 2012.
The Expert Roundtable was created to assess how immigration can best support Ontario's economic development and help newcomers get jobs. Its role was to provide advice to the government to inform the development of Ontario's first-ever immigration strategy.
"Expanding our Routes to Success: The Final Report by Ontario's Expert Roundtable on Immigration" is a report developed by the Expert Roundtable on Immigration that outlines recommendations that address issues of immigrant selection, settlement, and integration.
Read more about the Expert Roundtable's recommendations.
Read more about the Expert Roundtable on Immigration.
Learn about the members of the Expert Roundtable on Immigration.
In April and June 2012, Parliamentary Assistant, Teresa Piruzza led consultations with a number of stakeholders in Toronto, Windsor, Mississauga, Ottawa and Kingston.
Six targeted consultation sessions explored the following topics:
The information collected from these stakeholder consultations and work from an Expert Roundtable on Immigration will help develop Ontario’s Immigration Strategy.