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Canadian society has changed tremendously in the past 50 years. From a relatively homogeneous population, Canada grew to become to most diverse G7 country. It is also the only Western country to be one of the world's top 20 most diverse countries. That is particularly true in Canada's most populous province: Ontario. Actually, Statistics Canada revealed that in June 2018, over 30% of the Ontario labour force was made of immigrants. Ontario is the first province to achieve such results. It comes to no surprise that Toronto is actually considered to be the most multicultural city in the world with over half of its population being immigrants.
To complement the federal immigration programs, the province continually updates 10 different provincial nominee program streams.
Ontario has been so successful at attracting and retaining immigrants, because it is an open and diverse society, it cherry picks immigrants that are a good fit for the province through elaborate provincial nominee program streams, and a dynamic economy has allowed the province to maintain an unemployment rate that is lower than the Canadian average for the past 3 years.
There are many benefits in choosing to immigrate to Ontario, but it is also extremely competitive. It is important to stay on top of things and be aware of the many changes that could facilitate your process. For example, the provincial government surprised everyone in March 2018 by lowering the selection criteria for French-speaking skilled workers and individuals with a job offer. Working with a Regulated Immigration Consultant can allow you to react quickly to policy changes and put all chances on your side.