New legislation to help attract more skilled immigrants, boost economic growth.
Ontario is taking steps to strengthen its role in immigrant selection by introducing legislation today that would, if passed, help meet the province’s future labour market needs and support economic growth.
Building on the government’s Immigration Strategy, the proposed Ontario Immigration Act would, if passed, assist the province in working with the federal government to maximize the social, cultural and economic benefits of immigration by:
- Helping meet future labour needs by legislating the province’s ability to set immigration targets to attract more skilled immigrants.
- Preventing fraud by improving compliance and enforcement measures in the immigrant selection process, such as introducing penalties for applicants who misrepresent personal information or for those that may take advantage of immigrants.
- Enabling Ontario to work more closely with the federal government on recruitment, selection and admission of skilled immigrants to the province.