Building Ontario by Doubling Economic Immigration

To help solve the province’s skilled labour shortage, our government is doubling the number of economic immigrants it selects in 2025 to over 18,000!

With nearly 300,000 jobs going unfilled daily, this will allow Ontario to select more of the workers needed to fill gaps in critical industries like the skilled trades, technology and health care.

In 2022, Ontario reached its allocation of 9,750 immigrants through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, including 3,900 skilled trades workers, 2,200 software and IT workers, and nearly 100 nurses and personal support workers.

The Minister of of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development has called on the federal government to double the number of immigrants allowed under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to help tackle the labour shortage.

This work builds on the government’s efforts to attract top talent and investment to the province by: