Ontario Set To Introduce A New Immigration Act

As the implementation of the Express Entry program nears, provinces are expecting changes and adjustments in their existing Provincial Nominee Programs, which will be affected by the new system.

Ontario, on its part, is planning to introduce a new immigration act, which aims to help facilitate the coordination between the province and the federal government as they work together towards strengthening the economy through immigration.

This will especially be helpful as the government plans to allocate more economic immigrants not only to Ontario but to the rest of the Canadian provinces.

Ontario’s immigration act will be designed to:

• Facilitate the recruitment, selection, and admission of skilled immigrants.

• Protect the credibility of the province’s immigrant selection program and improve accountability to eliminate fraud.

• Increase transparency and information sharing between the province and its immigration partners.

By achieving all these, the province is looking at accepting more high-quality immigrants who are, in the words of Ontario’s Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and International Trade, Michael Chan, not only “diverse” but also “globally connected.”

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