Increase In Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Quota for 2024

Increase In Ontario Immigration Quota for 2024:

In 2024, we can see a significant increase in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). The immigration quota with the provincial nomination quota rose to 21,500. This increase of 5,000 from the previous year comes as a welcome treat for this year. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program plays a vital role in selecting immigrants to Ontario based on their work needs and demands.

Year-on-Year Comparison

Here are details on how the OINP quota has evolved over the years:

  • 2021: 9,000
  • 2022: 9,750
  • 2023: 16,500
  • 2024: 21,500

There is a constant increase in the immigration bar which depicts the growing importance of immigration to Ontario.

Significance of the Increase:

The increase in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program quota is substantial, especially considering the challenges faced by other provinces. For example in Alberta, we have seen a decrease in its nomination quota for 2024. Ontario has been planning for an increase in its PNP quota since 2021. However, this consecutive increase over the last two years reflects a positive response from the federal government.

Looking Ahead:

Ontario is quite hopeful about a prosperous future. The province is striving for more than 24,000 OINP spots by 2025 annually. This dynamic approach highlights the province’s commitment to welcoming skilled immigrants.

Recent OINP Express Entry Draws

Human Capital Priorities Stream

  • March 21, 2024: 2,281 invitations (CRS score of 468-480).
  • March 7, 2024: 2,104 invitations issued (CRS score of 352-421).
  • February 8, 2024: 2,118 invitations (CRS score range of 471–480).
  • February 6, 2024: 2,086 invitations (CRS score range of 379-430).

French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream:

  • January 18, 2024: 984 invitations (CRS score range of 317-469).

Skilled Trades Stream:

  • March 1, 2024: 2,583 invitations were sent out with a CRS score range of 350-424.
  • January 11, 2024: 2,552 invitations and CRS score range of 350-424.

Overall Invitations in 2024:

Apart from the Express Entry candidates mentioned above, Ontario has issued invitations in various streams:

  • Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream: 3,128 invitations.
  • Employer Job Offer: International Student stream: 5,073 invitations.
  • Masters Graduate stream: 2,714 invitations.
  • PhD Graduate stream: 229 invitations.
  • Entrepreneur stream: 0 invitations.


Enhancing Ontario’s immigration quota for 2024 indicates how the province needs new skilled immigrants. Ontario could be an attractive destination while depicting an encouraging outlook for the future. We are here to assist you regarding your visa queries and other relevant details. Asif Consulting is a platform for people looking to start from a new destination in their lives.

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