Welcome to Ontario, the most multicultural province in Canada, where half of all new immigrants make their home. Ontario is a land of opportunity. It is a prosperous, democratic society built by the hard work of generations of immigrants.
On the map, Ontario is in the middle of Canada. It is also the hub of the Canadian economy. It is a magnet for manufacturing, finance, tourism and other industries. It’s also a leader in science and the arts. Our population of 12 million includes people from 200 countries who speak as many as 130 languages. Our cities are vibrant and our scenery spectacular.
Temporary Pause on Intake of Applications for Select, High-volume Streams: As a result of changes Ontario has made to more closely align the streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) with the needs of its labour market, the province has already received the sufficient number of OINP applications to meet its 2016 federal allocation, and has placed a temporary pause on the intake of applications for select, high-volume OINP streams.
Ontario has a strong, diversified economy, with many kinds of work and many different industries. Most immigrants come to Ontario because of the opportunities offered here. Our people are our greatest asset, and we welcome the talent and energy that newcomers bring to our province. In return, we offer opportunities and a quality of life that are second to none.