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Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA) Signed to benefit New Immigrants in Ontario

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 25, Nov 2017

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Canadian Government has signed a new agreement with Ontario province, which will benefit the new immigrants to the province, as well as economy of Ontario. The agreement signed on November 24, 2017 in a ceremony attended by Minister of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Mr. Ahmed Hussen, and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (Ontario), Laura Albanese.

Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA)

The Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA) constructs a plan to lure, choose, and support the new immigrants coming to province of Ontario. It’s a complete framework to establish the long term cooperation between the governments of Ontario and Canada to work for integration and settlement of newcomers, boost the economy of the province, and also execute the humanitarian responsibilities. The agreement summarizes the mutual roles and responsibilities, selection policy, immigration preferences, and integrity of the programs and procedures.

Also read- Canada Immigration Plan 2018-2020- About 60% immigrants will be invited Under Skilled Worker & Business Category

It also emphasizes on luring the Francophone’s (French Speaking newcomers) and settlement plan for the new immigrants and refugees. Speaking on the occasion Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said, “Ontario is the top destination for new permanent residents settling in Canada each year, typically exceeding 100,000 newcomers. With the ambitious three-year levels plan we’ve established on immigration, the time is right to put a new agreement in place that defines how Canada and Ontario will work together to achieve our mutual goals.”

Up to $91 million announced for Bridge Training Program for New immigrants

A special plan also announced to help trained newcomers from overseas, so that they can meet the provincial demand to work in the occupations of the province. Both the governments are investing $91 million in a Bridge Training Program for the newcomers in next three years. In the total grant, Ontario will invest $70 million, while IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) will invest up to $21 million.

Addressing the audience, Laura Albanese, - Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship, and Immigration said, “Immigration is good for Ontario and good for Canada. The Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement strengthens Ontario’s ability to partner with the federal government to attract skilled newcomers who will benefit our shared economies and contribute to Canada’s future prosperity.”

The program shall help the new immigrants in the province to enroll in the training they require to work in the respective provincial occupations. The new agreement reaffirms the commitment of the governments of Canada and Ontario to ensure enhanced socioeconomic and cultural advantages for the province of Ontario.

Great time to plan Canada immigration and PR

If you aspire to get Permanent Residency in Canada, this is the best time to apply for the same in view of eased immigration rules and various new packages announced for new immigrants in Canada.

Earlier this month, Canadian government also revealed its Multiyear Immigration plan 2018-2020. As per the plan, Canada will welcome nearly one million immigrants in next three years.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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