Current allocation of 6,650 nominations falling well short of demand for foreign talent.
Ontario is looking to double the number of immigration candidates can nominate for permanent residence of Canada through the Canadian Provincial Candidate Program.
The province wants to increase the allocation under the Provincial Candidate Program, or PNP, from the year 6650 to 13,300 in 2022.
Ontario Immigration Minister, Vic Fedeli, formally requested an increase in a letter sent recently by the new federal colleague, Marco Mendicino.
PNP successfully federal allows participating provinces and territories to nominate a number of candidates for immigration sets Economy-Class annually for Canadian permanent residence.
the allocation of each province under the PNP is set in accordance with the annual revenue target program, which was established by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
PNP revenue target for this year is 61,000 new permanent residents, which is an increase of 6,000 over the 2018 target of 55,000.
PNP revenue target for 2020 is 67 800.
recent years have seen the Ontario component of the PNP, Ontario Immigrant Nomination Program (OINP), received the largest allocation among provinces and territories that participated.
In 2019, the 6650 nominations, which is an increase of only 50 of the previous year. 700 additional nominations given last week brought in 2019 for the 7350 allocations.
Allocation falls short of the needs of the labor
In an email statement to CIC News, OINP said allocation during the last few years have fallen short of the actual workforce needs in the province.
“Employers continue to express frustration significant that the limited number of nominations have hampered their efforts to employ foreign talent, which ultimately affects the growth and sustainability of their business,” read the statement.
The OINP said the letter sent to Mendicino proposes “the collaborative development of a multi-year planning process” with the aim of doubling the allocation of OINP to 13,300 in 2022.
“We are awaiting a response from the federal government,” the statement reads.
The OINP said it is also looking for ways “to exercise greater autonomy and control over the selection of immigrants to the province.”
The OINP not comment on how the additional OINP nominations will be distributed among the nine existing immigration stream or what percent will be dedicated to three parallel lines with the Federal Express system Log.
One of these rivers, Human Capital Priority Stream, has been used this year to address the needs of the labor targeted in the IT sector Ontario.
OINP also did not say how the proposed increased allocation will benefit the Ontario Regional Immigration Pilot, which could be launched in early 2020 and will focus on attracting immigrants to smaller communities in the province.
Feds say new pilots will help fill gaps
A statement from the press secretary this Mendicino, Mathieu Genest, said the collaboration is central IRCC approach to immigration levels plan, which provides for additional revenue through a PNP 27,000 coming years.
“We understand that provinces and territories play an important role in attracting and retaining newcomers to help grow our economy,” said Genest.
“We have consulted with the provinces and territories to ensure that the level of the plan meets their needs to fill labor shortages and attract the necessary talent.”
Genest also appoint the proposed candidate Municipal Program for small towns and the new federal immigration pilot who will bring additional immigrants to rural and remote communities in Ontario and western Canadian provinces and territories.
Immigration Pilot rural and Northern Ontario communities count five among 11 taking part in the program, which has an annual cap 2750 applicants plus their dependents.
Provincial push for more immigration control
Encourage Ontario’s new immigration strength following the latest Overtures from the Government of Saskatchewan for greater control over immigration to the province.
Saskatchewan has set a target population of 1.4 million inhabitants in 2030 and plans for economic growth that could add 100,000 jobs during that period.
Increased immigration is considered essential to this plan and the provincial Minister of Immigration, Jeremy Harrison, has written Mendicino to ask for formal negotiations.
Currently, Quebec is the only Canadian province that has successfully negotiated a greater degree of control over immigration to the federal government.
1991 Canada-Quebec Accord gives Quebec full control over the selection of immigrants Economy-Class, among other powers.
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