Ontario is short of workers! Ontario’s Labour Minister is asking the Immigration Service to increase the number of provincial nominees next year to help Ontario fill the job gap. What? No way? Isn’t Ontario a province where job competition is fierce and it is difficult to find jobs? Why is there a shortage of people? In fact, these two things are not contradictory.
First, let’s take a look at what Labour Minister Monte McNaughton has to say: Ontario has 310,000 job vacancies, and he asked the federal government to increase Ontario’s provincial nomination quota next year from 9,000 to 18,000 a year. Double it! “Immigration is a core driver of economic growth in Ontario, and provincial nominee applicants can fill critical gaps in the workforce and contribute critically to Ontario’s economy and communities,” said Monte McNaughton.
In fact, if you contact some recent news, it is not difficult to see that Ontario is indeed lacking labor, but there is no shortage of white-collar high-paying jobs that international students consider first, but a lack of “skilled workers”! You can read my previous article on skilled labour reform in Ontario. The jobs that are really lacking in Ontario are mostly professional and technical blue-collar jobs, which often require certificates and good physical fitness to be competent. For example, the familiar truck drivers, carpenters, processing plant workers, food and meat workers, carers, welders, construction engineers and so on. The shortage of workers for these positions is not contradictory to the phenomenon of dozens of white-collar workers competing for one position.
And various provincial nomination programs can be very targeted to deliver counterpart talents for specific occupations that are in short supply. For example, Ontario’s shortage of occupational immigration program has the characteristics of low threshold, high income, and very low IELTS requirements (even IELTS scores are not required). But the premise is that you need to be a blue-collar worker, and you need to have some work experience.
There is no doubt that the general trend of immigration in Ontario is unchanged. Canada will screen immigration applicants more carefully through more targeted policies such as provincial nominations, so as to find the talents who are most suitable for the Canadian economy and can provide the most critical contributions. All skilled masters who are interested in immigration can prepare immigration plans in advance, especially prepare their IELTS scores, and strive to catch the early bus next year-come to Canada to work, with an income of 4-5 times and an annual salary of 100,000 Canadian dollars. At the same time, life pressure will be less, you can better accompany your family and enjoy a high-quality life.