Ontario’s Nominations go mostly to Indian and Chinese applicants
In 2021, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) was able to nominate 9,000 individuals with job offers from over 2,200 employers in Ontario. That year’s OINP nominees came from over 130 different countries. According to the OINP website, the highest number of nominations were made to applicants from India and China.
Let’s explore which countries Ontario’s nominees come from.
Nominees by countries of birth
|Country of birth||Number of nominations|
|All other countries||1,496|
Even though the program was able to nominate 9,000 individuals in 2021, the OINP continues to experience substantial demand for its streams, “far surpassing its annual nomination allocation” said the province.
2021 OINP nominations by streams
2021’s nominations were issued under the following streams:
|Stream||Number of nominations|
|Employer Job Offer: International Student stream||1,240|
|Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream||540|
|Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream||1,705|
|PhD Graduate stream||212|
|Masters Graduate stream||1,202|
|Ontario’s Express Entry Skilled Trades stream||177|
|Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream||3,513|
|Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream||410|
|Ontario’s Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream||1|
In 2021, roughly 15% of nominees had work experience in a skilled trade. In addition, over 800 nominations were made under the program’s Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and In-Demand Skills streams.
The OINP also nominated health workers to address labour shortages in health care. The program nominated over 100 health care workers in 2021, including approximately 50 personal support workers.
To explore the top 10 occupations nominated by Ontario, please click here.
About the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
The OINP allows the province to nominate, for permanent residence, individuals who have the skills and experience to contribute to Ontario’s economy. With an Ontario nomination, individuals then apply to the federal government, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for permanent residence.
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