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A New Direction: Ontario’s Immigration Strategy
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A new direction for immigration in Ontario – attracting highly skilled workers and their families, supporting diverse communities and growing a globally-connected economy.
Ontario’s Immigration Strategy sets a new direction for how we select, welcome and help 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.
- Attracting a skilled workforce and building a stronger economy.
- Helping newcomers and their families achieve success.
- Leveraging the global connections of our diverse communities.
- As immigration increases, raise the proportion of economic immigrants to 70 per cent from the current level of 52 per cent.
- Request a doubling of our Provincial Nominee Program limit to 2,000 in 2013, increasing to 5,000 in 2014.
- Achieve employment rates and income levels for immigrants that are in line with those of other Ontarians.
- Maximize the potential and use of temporary foreign workers and international students.
- Improve job prospects of non-economic immigrants.
- Provide more resources for employers to recruit and welcome immigrant employees.
- Encourage employers to develop or expand mentorship, internship and on-the-job training programs.
- Achieve five per cent Francophone immigration.
- Increase employment rates of immigrants in fields that match their experience.
- Work toward a decrease in the unemployment rate of recent immigrants so that it is in line with that of other Ontarians.
- Increase the number of immigrants licensed in their professions.
- Create a Ministers’ Forum to drive a “no wrong door” approach to accessing immigrant services.
- Commit to annual reports on progress and achievement.
- Establish a Minister’s Table with employers to consult businesses on immigration matters.