Ontario nominated a total of 15,303 new immigrants through its PNP last year.
Despite the pandemic, Ontario still nominated high numbers of new immigrants in 2020.
Through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP), Ontario nominated 8,054 principal applicants in 2020, who came with their spouses and children for a total of 15,303 nominations. A nomination does not mean they necessarily moved to Ontario, but it means the province supported their immigration applications to the federal government, which ultimately makes the decision on whether or not they get permanent residency status.
The federal government originally allowed Ontario to nominate 7,350 hopeful immigrants, but Ontario ended the year with 300 additional applicants through the NOC C Pilot for low-skilled workers, plus 450 additional nominations.