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Ontario is currently in the process of reintroducing its record-first Immigration Act. If passed, the Act would help the province to work alongside Ottawa to reap the full economic benefits of immigration.
It’s long been recognized that immigrants help contribute towards a stronger economy by boosting growth partly due to their own networks, as well as by forging new global connections. These connections would give Ontario a more competitive edge when it comes to international markets, which is something the province is rooting for.
The proposed Ontario Immigration Act would build on the government’s current immigration strategy, and would help:
Along with the reintroduction of the Act, the province is also set to redesign its Provincial Nominee Program in response to increases expected in the federal government’s allocation of economy-boosting skilled immigrants.
These changes and improvements are just part of the government’s plan to help boost Ontario’s economy and make it a better place to live for its citizens and immigrants. The plan is made up of four parts, designed to build up the province by investing in talented and skilled people (including immigrants), along with providing new public infrastructure (such as roads and public transit) and creating a more supportive, dynamic environment for businesses in the province to grow and flourish. Ontario also hopes to build on more secure ways for its residents to save and plan for their eventual retirement.
Matthew Mendelsohn, director of the Mowat Centre, said, “The diversity of our people is one of Ontario’s strengths. Capitalizing on this advantage is vital to our economy’s future growth.”
Are you interested in immigrating to Ontario? VisaPlace can help to get the application process started. All you need to do is fill out our free eligibility online assessment form here and then one of our immigration professionals will get back to you with your results within one business day. Additionally, you can contact us here.
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