New Immigration Agreement Implemented for Ontario
Canada, as well as its provinces and territories, highly value skilled immigrants who desire to come to Canada to contribute to the Canadian economy and reside permanently. The Canadian government and the government of Ontario have collaborated together to create a new agreement that is designed to enhance the efforts to recruit skilled immigrants. In addition to enhancing recruitment, the government has also made efforts to get the immigrants the proper training they need in order to meet the province’s occupational requirements within their professions. Therefore, in this article, I will explain the new immigration agreement for Ontario that was implemented by the government of Canada and the government of Ontario.
Details of the New Immigration Agreement
The new immigration agreement is specifically called the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA). This new agreement includes up to $91 million worth of funding to assist bridge training programs over a three-year time period in order to help new immigrants bring and utilize their skills in relation to Ontario’s professional standards. This new agreement was implemented as of November 24, 2017, through a signing ceremony with included Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen as well as the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Laura Albanese.