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Ontario

Ontario is the largest province in Canada. It's renowned for cultural diversity and an abundance of tourist attractions. This makes it an excellent gathering location for family. Ontario's top attractions include the Niagara Falls, and multiple lakes and rivers that make up around 20% of fresh water reserves in the world. The province's capital is Toronto, which is also Ottawa's federal capital. Toronto is known to be a popular tourist destination thanks to its shopping mall complexes, including Square One and Scarborough Town Centre. Some of North America's best colleges exist in Toronto, attracting thousands of global students each year who reside in and out of the city.

Ontario's economy specializes in manufacturing, mineral mining, services and finances, and agro-forestry. Automobiles, technological and telecom products, medicines, and biological goods are among the province's yearly exports, with the US serving as its principal trade partner. Ontario's economy also depends on mining, agricultural, and forestry industries, in addition to high-tech innovations. In fact, over 50% of Ontario is made up of top-quality land, appropriate for raising fruit trees, vegetation, grains, and agricultural goods for cattle.

Ontario's need for talent has always been a key issue over the past few years. This is due to the province's fast-growing manufacturing and finance industries. Thus, graduate students, professionals, and semi-skilled employees can be nominated for immigration programs offered by the province. Also, Ontario will invite and assist Express Entry applicants who desire to live in Ontario and can demonstrate experience in key industries. The province offers a unique immigrant investment program that encourages international businesspeople to relocate there. It allows them to start and grow their enterprises in Ontario. They can also bring their family along, an advantage included in every provincial immigration program.

Facts

Geographic & Economic Profile of Ontario

Toronto

Toronto

Capital
Toronto

Toronto

Largest city
English

English

Main language
15,801,768

15,801,768

Population
Q4-2023
1,076,395

1,076,395

Total Area (km²)
4th
917,741

917,741

Land Area (km²)
5th
158,654

158,654

Freshwater Area (km²)
3th
13%

13%

Sale tax
$17.20

$17.20

Minimum Hourly Wage
1/2024
$28.39

$28.39

Median Hourly Wage
2023
6.80%

6.80%

Unemployment rate
4/2024
68%

68%

Tertiary education
2021
$1,655

$1,655

Annual premium car insurance
2023
$1,710

$1,710

Monthly childcare
9/2020
$2,109

$2,109

2 bedroom apt rent
8/2022
$853,915

$853,915

Average House Price
2023

Weather Averages

No Data Found

Education Institutions

school
University of Toronto
McMaster University
Queen's University
University of Ottawaa
Western University
York University
University of Guelph
University of Waterloo
Carleton University
Ryerson University

Major Economic Sectors

Service-producing industries
Goods-producing industries
Public sector
Industrial production
Real estate and rental and leasing
Manufacturing
Finance and insurance
Owner-occupied dwellings
Construction
Professional, scientific and technical services
Health care and social assistance
Wholesale trade
Information and communication technology
city

Top immigration occupations

Q3-2023
Immigration 1
  • 2173 - Software engineers and designers
  • 2174 - Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • 2171 - Information systems analysts and consultants
  • 6611 - Cashiers
  • 6311 - Food service supervisors
  • 2172 - Database analysts and data administrators
  • 6541 - Security guards and related security service occupations
  • 4412 - Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
  • 1111 - Financial auditors and accountants

Ontario Express Entry Draws

DateTotalStreamCRSProfile dateLimitations
Jul 11, 20241,277Skilled Trades408 - 435Jul 11, 2023Trade: 72010, 72011, 72012, 72013, 72020, 72021, 72022, 72100, 72101, 72102, 72103, 72104, 72105, 72200, 72201, 72203, 72205, 72300, 72301, 72302, 72310, 72311, 72320, 72321, 72400, 72402, 72403, 72404, 72406, 72410, 72422, 72423, 72500, 73100, 73101, 73102, 73110, 73111, 73113, 73200, 73201, 73202, 73209, 73400, 73402, 82031
Jun 20, 2024212French-Speaking305 - 409Jun 20, 2023General Draw
Mar 21, 20242,281Human Capital Priorities468 - 480Mar 21, 2023Tech: 20012, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311, 22220, 22221, 22222
Mar 7, 20242,104Human Capital Priorities352 - 421Mar 7, 2023Health: 30010, 31100, 31101, 31102, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31200, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109
Mar 1, 20242,583Skilled Trades350 - 424Mar 1, 2023NOC 72010, 72011, 72012, 72013, 72020, 72021, 72022, 72100, 72101, 72102, 72103, 72104, 72105, 72106, 72200, 72201, 72203, 72204, 72205, 72300, 72301, 72302, 72310, 72311, 72320, 72321, 72400, 72402, 72403, 72404, 72406, 72410, 72422, 72423, 72500, 73100, 73101, 73102, 73110, 73111, 73113, 73200, 73201, 73202, 73209, 73400, 73402, 82031
Feb 8, 20242,118Human Capital Priorities471-480Feb 8, 2023Tech: 20012, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311, 22220, 22221, 22222
Feb 6, 20242,086Human Capital Priorities379-430Feb 6, 2023Health: 30010, 31100, 31101, 31102, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109
Jan 18, 2024984French-Speaking317-469Jan 18, 2023General Draw
Jan 11, 20242,552Skilled Trades350-424Jan 11, 2023Trades: NOC 72010, 72011, 72012, 72013, 72014, 72020, 72021, 72022, 72100, 72101, 72102, 72103, 72104, 72105, 72200, 72201, 72203, 72205, 72300, 72301, 72302, 72310, 72311, 72320, 72321, 72400, 72401, 72402, 72403, 72404, 72406, 72410, 72422, 72423, 72500, 73100, 73101, 73102, 73110, 73111, 73112, 73113, 73200, 73201, 73202, 73209, 73400, 73402, 82031
Dec 14, 20232,359Human Capital Priorities473-480Dec 14, 2022Tech: NOC 20012, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311, 22220, 22221, 22222
Nov 30, 20231,052Human Capital Priorities404-430Nov 30, 2022Health: 30010, 31100, 31101, 31102, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109
Sep 26, 20231,696Human Capital Priorities350-462Sep 26, 2022Health: 30010, 31100, 31101, 31102, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109
Sep 21, 202363French-Speaking348-434Sep 21, 2022General Draw
Sep 7, 2023300French-Speaking308-434Sep 7, 2022General Draw
Aug 11-16, 20232,084Human Capital Priorities473-516Aug 11, 2022Health, Tech: NOC 30010, 31100, 31101, 31102, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109, 20012, 21211, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311
Aug 16, 2023751Human Capital Priorities473-495Aug 16, 2022Health, Tech: NOC 30010, 31100, 31101, 31102, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109, 20012, 21211, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311
Aug 3, 20232,844Skilled Trades250-516Aug 3, 2023NOC 72010, 72011, 72012, 72013, 72014, 72020, 72021, 72022, 72024, 72101, 72102, 72103, 72104, 72105, 72106, 72200, 72201, 72203, 72204, 72300, 72301, 72310, 72320, 72321, 72400, 72401, 72402, 72403, 72404, 72406, 72410, 72422, 72423, 72500, 73100, 73101, 73102, 73110, 73111, 73112, 73200, 73201, 73202, 73209, 73400, 82031
Jul 25, 202395French-Speaking321-374Jul 25, 2022General Draw
Jul 20, 2023902Human Capital Priorities458-462Jul 20, 2022Health: NOC 30010, 31100, 31101, 31102, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109
Jul 20, 2023159Human Capital Priorities458-462Jul 20, 2022Tech: NOC 20012, 21211, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311
Jul 6, 2023748Human Capital Priorities479-485Jul 6, 2023Tech: NOC 20012, 21211, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311
Jun 5, 2023278French-Speaking312-487Jun 5, 2022Health, Education and Finance occupations: NOC 10010, 10011, 12101, 12102, 13100, 13110, 31100, 31101, 31102, 31112, 31120, 31200, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32101, 32103, 32109, 32120, 32121, 33102, 33103, 33109, 40021, 41200, 41210, 41220, 41221, 41300, 41301, 41310, 41321, 42201, 42202, 42203, 43100
139348-487Jun 5, 2022Tech, Trades and Other Priority occupations: NOC 20010, 20012, 21111, 21112, 21120, 21211, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21300, 21301, 21310, 21311, 21320, 21321, 21322, 21330, 21331, 22101, 22301, 22302, 22313, 62020, 63201, 63202, 72011, 72014, 72020, 72024, 72100, 72101, 72104, 72106, 72200, 72201, 72204, 72205, 72300, 72302, 72310, 72311, 72320, 72400, 72401, 72404, 72410, 72421, 73100, 73102, 73110, 73111, 73112, 73402, 82020, 82030, 93200
May 18, 20231,694Skilled Trades250-489May 18, 2022NOC 72010, 72011, 72012, 72013, 72014, 72020, 72021, 72022, 72024, 72101, 72102, 72103, 72104, 72105, 72106, 72200, 72201, 72203, 72204, 72300, 72301, 72310, 72320, 72321, 72400, 72401, 72402, 72403, 72404, 72406, 72410, 72422, 72423, 72500, 73100, 73101, 73102, 73110, 73111, 73112, 73200, 73201, 73202, 73209, 73400, 82031
May 8, 20232,349Human Capital Priorities427-482May 8, 2022Health occupations: NOC 30010, 31100, 31101, 31102, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109
May 5, 20231,863Human Capital Priorities475-482May 5, 2022Tech occupations: NOC 20012, 21211, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311
Mar 23, 2023746Skilled Trades250-489Mar 23, 2022NOC 72010, 72011, 72012, 72013, 72014, 72020, 72021, 72022, 72101, 72102, 72103, 72104, 72105, 72106, 72200, 72201, 72203, 72300, 72301, 72310, 72320, 72321, 72400, 72401, 72402, 72403, 72404, 72406, 72410, 72422, 72423, 72500, 73100, 73101, 73102, 73110, 73111, 73200, 73201, 73202, 73209, 73400, 82031
Mar 16, 2023271French-Speaking400-489Mar 16, 2022Health, Education and Finance occupations: NOC 10010, 10011, 12101, 12102, 13100, 13110, 31100, 31101, 31102, 31112, 31120, 31200, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32101, 32103, 32109, 32120, 32121, 33102, 33103, 33109, 40021, 41200, 41210, 41220, 41221, 41300, 41301, 41310, 41321, 42201, 42202, 42203, 43100
344291-489Mar 16, 2022Tech, Trades and Other Priority occupations: NOC 20010, 20012, 21111, 21112, 21120, 21211, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21300, 21301, 21310, 21311, 21320, 21321, 21322, 21330, 21331, 22101, 22301, 22302, 22313, 62020, 63201, 63202, 72011, 72014, 72020, 72024, 72100, 72101, 72104, 72106, 72200, 72201, 72204, 72205, 72300, 72302, 72310, 72311, 72320, 72400, 72401, 72404, 72410, 72421, 73100, 73102, 73110, 73111, 73112, 73402, 82020, 82030, 93200

Ontario Skills Immigration Draws

DateTotalStreamScoreProfile dateLimitations
Jul 9, 20241556Masters Graduate54Jul 9, 2023General draw
110PhD Graduate50Jul 9, 2023General draw
Jun 17, 2024106Foreign Worker39Jun 17, 2023NOC 42202 - Early childhood educators and assistants candidates
84International Student60Jun 17, 2023NOC 42202 - Early childhood educators and assistants candidates
Jun 11, 2024124Foreign Worker43Jun 11, 2023NOC 42202 - Early childhood educators and assistants candidates
120International Student65Jun 11, 2023NOC 42202 - Early childhood educators and assistants candidates
Apr 23, 2024209Foreign Worker53Apr 23, 2023Trade: 22212, 22301, 22302, 22311, 22312, 70010, 70011, 70012, 72010, 72011, 72012, 72013, 72014, 72020, 72021, 72022, 72024, 72100, 72101, 72102, 72103, 72104, 72105, 72106, 72200, 72201, 72203, 72204, 72205, 72300, 72301, 72302, 72310, 72311, 72320, 72321, 72400, 72401, 72402, 72403, 72404, 72406, 72410, 72422, 72423, 72500, 73100, 73101, 73102, 73110, 73111, 73112, 73113, 73200, 73201, 73202, 73209, 73400, 73402, 82031, 92100
2Foreign WorkerN/AApr 23, 2023Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates (Skilled Refugees in the Middle East and East Africa that meets minimum requirements)
Mar 19, 20241370Masters Graduate52Mar 19, 2023General draw
104PhD Graduate42Mar 19, 2023General draw
Mar 12, 202411Foreign WorkerN/AMar 12, 2023Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates (Skilled Refugees in the Middle East and East Africa that meets minimum requirements)
1306International Student72Mar 12, 2023General draw
649International Student66Mar 12, 2023Trade: 22212, 22301, 22302, 22311, 22312, 70010, 70011, 70012, 72010, 72011, 72012, 72013, 72014, 72020, 72021, 72022, 72024, 72100, 72101, 72102, 72103, 72104, 72105, 72106, 72200, 72201, 72203, 72204, 72205, 72300, 72301, 72302, 72310, 72311, 72320, 72321, 72400, 72401, 72402, 72403, 72404, 72406, 72410, 72422, 72423, 72500, 73100, 73101, 73102, 73110, 73111, 73112, 73113, 73200, 73201, 73202, 73209, 73300, 73301, 73400, 73402, 82031, 92100
684International Student72Mar 12, 2023Tech, Health: 30010, 31100, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31200, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109, 20012, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311, 22220, 22221, 22222
Feb 8, 20241182International Student78Feb 8, 2023General draw
1252International Student73Feb 8, 2023Tech, Health: 30010, 31100, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31200, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109, 20012, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311, 22220, 22221, 22222
Jan 24, 20241344Masters Graduate50Jan 24, 2023General draw
125PhD Graduate45Jan 24, 2023General draw
Jan 9, 2024630Foreign Worker33Jan 9, 2023Trade: 22212, 22301, 22302, 22311, 22312, 70010, 70011, 70012, 72010, 72011, 72012, 72013, 72014, 72020, 72021, 72022, 72024, 72100, 72101, 72102, 72103, 72104, 72105, 72106, 72200, 72201, 72203, 72204, 72205, 72300, 72301, 72302, 72310, 72311, 72320, 72321, 72400, 72401, 72402, 72403, 72404, 72406, 72410, 72422, 72423, 72500, 73100, 73101, 73102, 73110, 73111, 73112, 73113, 73200, 73201, 73202, 73209, 73300, 73301, 73400, 73402, 82031, 92100
821Foreign Worker40Jan 9, 2023Tech, Health: 30010, 31100, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31200, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109, 20012, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311, 22220, 22221, 22222
Jan 8, 20241182International Student78Feb 8, 2023General draw
1252International Student73Feb 8, 2023Tech, Health: 30010, 31100, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109, 20012, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311, 22220, 22221, 22222
Jan 24, 202412Foreign WorkerN/AJan 24, 2023Economic Mobility Pathways Project candidates (Skilled Refugees in the Middle East and East Africa that meets minimum requirements)
1344Masters Graduate50Jan 24, 2023General draw
125PhD Graduate45Jan 24, 2023General draw
Jan 19, 20241654Foreign Worker50Jan 19, 2023General draw
Jan 9, 2024630Foreign Worker33Jan 9, 2023Skilled trades: NOC 22212, 22301, 22302, 22311, 22312, 70010, 70011, 70012, 72010, 72011, 72012, 72013, 72014, 72020, 72021, 72022, 72024, 72100, 72101, 72102, 72103, 72104, 72105, 72106, 72200, 72201, 72203, 72204, 72205, 72300, 72301, 72302, 72310, 72311, 72320, 72321, 72400, 72401, 72402, 72403, 72404, 72406, 72410, 72422, 72423, 72500, 73100, 73101, 73102, 73110, 73111, 73112, 73113, 73200, 73201, 73202, 73209, 73300, 73301, 73400, 73402, 82031, 92100
821Foreign Worker40Jan 9, 2023Tech, Health: NOC 30010, 31100, 31103, 31110, 31111, 31112, 31120, 31121, 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31209, 31300, 31301, 31302, 31303, 32100, 32101, 32102, 32103, 32104, 32109, 32110, 32111, 32112, 32120, 32121, 32122, 32123, 32124, 32129, 32200, 32201, 32209, 33100, 33101, 33102, 33103, 33109, 20012, 21211, 21220, 21221, 21222, 21223, 21230, 21231, 21232, 21233, 21234, 21311, 22220, 22221, 22222
Dec 5, 2023761Foreign Worker34Dec 5, 2022Trade

Ontario Entrepreneur Immigration Draws

DateTotalScoreLimitations
Sep 25, 202310136-163
Jul 28, 202311134-151Profile received and scored by July 6, 2023
May 12, 202314135-178Profile received and scored by May 9, 2023
Mar 31, 202313139-159Profile received and scored by March 27, 2023
Jan 27, 202310137-162Profile received and scored by January 20, 2023
Dec 22, 202214140-173Profile received and scored by December 15, 2022
Aug 17, 202230138-160Profile received and scored by August 8, 2022
Jul 15, 202233146-174Profile created by July 8, 2022
Mar 30, 202221152-169Profile created by February 17, 2022

References
https://doi.org/10.25318/1410028701-eng
https://doi.org/10.25318/3710013001-eng
https://www.ontario.ca/page/about-ontario
http://www.ibc.ca/ns/resources/industry-resources/insurance-fact-book
https://www.retailcouncil.org/resources/quick-facts/sales-tax-rates-by-province
https://arrivein.com/daily-life-in-canada/child-care-in-canada-types-cost-and-tips-for-newcomers
https://www.crea.ca/housing-market-stats/canadian-housing-market-stats/national-price-map
https://wowa.ca/cost-of-living-canada