Immigration to Ontario by Class

Fewer immigrants settling in Ontario

Immigration to Ontario

From 2010 to 2016, Canada admitted 1,874,740 new immigrants (permanent residents), and Ontario was the destination choice of 729,690 new immigrants.

During this period, immigration to Ontario decreased from 118,125 in 2010 to 110,015 in 2016 –representing 42% and 37% of Canada’s immigration respectively.



Ontario: Immigration by class (2010-2016)

Immigration to Ontario by class and landing year
Immigration Class 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Skilled Worker 53,900 36,955 35,440 33,940 23,990 28,655 23,680
Canadian Experience 2,360 3,420 4,665 3,885 12,935 9,540 7,355
Live-in Caregivers 7,315 6,030 4,725 4,760 9,410 14,415 9,320
Provincial Nominee 1,530 1,705 1,955 2,515 2,725 3,550 3,910
Family 29,600 27,605 32,210 41,170 31,085 29,640 35,150
Refugees 13,915 15,925 12,590 12,800 11,890 14,965 28,185
Other 9,505 7,825 7,540 4,500 3,735 2,855 2,415
TOTAL 118,125 99,465 99,125 103,570 95,770 103,620 110,015
Source: IRCC

Skilled Workers

From 2010 to 2016, 236,560 immigrants came to Ontario under the skilled worker class. The skilled worker intake decreased from 53,900 in 2010 to 23,680 in 2016 –representing 46% and 22% of Ontario’s immigration respectively.

Canadian Experience

From 2010 to 2016, 44,160 immigrants came to Ontario under the Canadian Experience Class. In Ontario, the Canadian Experience intake increased from 2,360 or 2% in 2010 to 7,355 or 7% in 2016.

Live-in Caregivers

From 2010 to 2016, 55,975 immigrants came to Ontario under the Live-in Caregiver Program. In Ontario, live-in caregiver intake increased from 7,315 or 6% in 2010 to 9,320 or 8% in 2016.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee

From 2010 to 2016, 17,890 immigrants came to Ontario under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program. In Ontario, provincial nominee intake increased from 2,360 or 1% in 2010 to 3,910 or 4% in 2016.

Family Class

From 2010 to 2016, 226,460 immigrants came to Ontario under the family class. In Ontario, family class intake increased from 29,600 or 25% in 2010 to 35,150 or 32% in 2016.

Refugees

From 2010 to 2016, 110,270 immigrants came to Ontario as refugees. In Ontario, refugees’ intake increased from 13,915 or 12% in 2010 to 28,185 or 26% in 2016.

Source:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada


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