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Ontario Competing for Additional Skilled Immigrants among other Canadian Provinces in 2019

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Canada Immigration is on Rise Despite of Quebec's Move to Cut Back - Akkam Overseas
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Canada Immigration remains on the rise for both Federal and Provincial level despite Quebec’s decision to reduce the newcomers in the next year.

As per the last immigration update, “Quebec reduced the number of new immigrants for the next year welcome.” See our blog on “Quebec’s 2019 admission targets for permanent residents is set up to 40,000.”

Quebec put a cap on new admissions to 40,000 in 2019 that’s a reduction of 10,000 over 2018. However, this decision of Quebec to reduce immigration, counters with the trend by most of the provinces.

The Canadian government has set its target for new immigrants to 330,800 for 2019 which will be an increase of close to 7% over 2018’s target of 310,000.

Canada’s target for new admissions under its multi-year immigration level plan through its various economic programs, refugee and family programs, will rise by 13% in 2018-2021, from 310,000 to 350,000.

See our blog on “Federal government’s multi-year immigration level plan 2018-2021” for more details.

Canada Immigration Targets 2016-2019

Canada Immigration Targets 2016-2019 - Akkam Overseas
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The main driver of population growth and labor force is through Canada Immigration. Many Canadian provinces are actively working to channel more immigrants to address the increasing worker’s need.

Ontario has set to increase the nomination allocation to 7,600 in 2019. This will show an increase of nominations by 1,000 over 2018’s allocation of 6,600 and a 26.7% increase over its original allocation of 6,000 nominations in 2017.

Ontario Provincial Nomination Annual Allocations

Ontario Provincial Nomination Annual Allocations - Akkam Overseas
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New immigrant’s admission through Canada’s PNP were 49,724 in 2017 and is set to 55,000 as the target in 2018. Now the target of new admissions through PNP is rise again in 2019 to 61,000.

Ontario will announce its nomination allocation target for 2019 by the end of December or in early January.

Newfoundland and Labrador, and Manitoba also Praise for Immigration Benefits

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador aims to increase the newcomers to 1,700 per year by 2020.

Manitoba’s government credited its Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) for impressive population growth. This was the fastest among all Canadian provinces in the last 3 years.

MPNP estimated to welcome 13,000 immigrants to arrive in 2019.

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