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Canada and Ontario sign Agreement for Co-operation on immigration

Immigration Agreement between Canada and Ontario

The Honorable Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Husain, signed an agreement with the Ontario Minister for immigration, Laura Albanese. The agreement, which is called the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA) has put forward a new framework to strengthen the joint efforts in welcoming immigrants to Ontario. The positive impact of the agreement is expected to be seen across the board.

The agreement leads to enhancement of benefits for Immigrants

The agreement has outlined the Immigration priorities as well as the roles and responsibilities that would be shared between the two authorities. The agreement demonstrates the commitment of the federal government of Canada and the government of Ontario towards maximizing the social, economic and cultural benefits that immigration would bring to the province of Ontario. The Ministers in their statement also announced the joint efforts of the government's to enable skilled new immigrants, who arrive from different parts of the world to integrate with the requirements of the province and to be able to discharge their duties efficiently in their chosen profession. Towards this end a proposal has been put forward for an investment of as much as 91 million CAD which is expected to be spent on training programs that would help the new immigrants over the next three years, of which 70 million CAD would come from Ontario and 21 million CAD from the Canadian Immigration authority, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The investment is expected to ensure that immigrants obtain the required training for meeting the provincial requirements.

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Benefits of the new agreement for immigrants

The new agreement is a positive step forward and is in line with a series of steps and initiatives taken by the Canadian government to push for immigrant-friendly policies. The agreement will assist in welcoming and settling more number of immigrants, boosting the economy and taking care of humanitarian issues. The latest multi-year plans are expected to bring in as many as a million new permanent residents into Canada. Ontario too is expected to be one of the top destinations for new immigrants to Canada. The COIA is expected to take effect immediately;

The Canadian government is planning to invest more than 334 million CAD towards settlement services for new immigrants in Ontario in the year 2017-18. The government is also expected to invest more than 110 million CAD in immigrant and refugee support services which include language training, and employment & settlement programs.

In 2017-2018, Ontario is investing over $110 million in newcomer and refugee supports including language training, settlement and employment programs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canada: The Great White North is Number 1 on this list. With easy immigration processes, a welcoming society, great education and healthcare, cool weather, and the ever-growing job market, Canada is the undisputed leader in immigration potential.

Germany: The Deutschland is famous for precision, quality, and high expectations. Unsurprisingly, it makes the list but we’re still going to spell it out. Currently, home to over 170,000 Indians, Germany is a melting pot of different cultures mostly from other countries in the EU. A veritable hub for mechanical engineering, Germany has a low level of corruption, and a love for innovation and is home to over 25 Fortune 500 companies. With the demand for highly skilled professionals, Germany is a choice destination for young, smart immigrants from all over the world.

Provincial Nominee Program is one of the best routes for Canadian immigration. Every province (state) in Canada has its criteria for immigration. This criterion is custom-fitted to reflect the needs and growth opportunities arising in that respective province.

A Master’s Degree translates directly into a better CRS score. Your educational qualifications reflect the contribution you would make to the destination country’s economy which means that you would be more sought after. Speaking one of the country's primary languages (Eg: French for Canada) also greatly raises your chances for both visa success as well job opportunities.

If you fall under the NOC list in Canada or SOL in Australia (Occupations in demand list), it means that jobs are readily available for qualified candidates. On average, individuals earn 8 times as much salary in Canada as compared to India.


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