Ontario & Québec

Two Dynamic Provinces 

Ontario & Québec are Canada’s most populated provinces in 2014 Statistics Canada reported that Ontario accounts for 36.8% of PR settlement and Québec 19.3%.

These provinces are diverse and offer newcomers opportunities based on established and emerging innovative industries.


  • Toronto, Ottawa–Gatineau, Hamilton, Kingston, Oshawa, Kitchener–Waterloo–Cambridge, London, St. Catharines–Niagara, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Sudbury
  • Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrook, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières

Ontario & Québec

Ontario has a strong, diversified economy, with many different industries. High numbers of immigrants come to live in the province of Ontario.


Capitol city: Toronto (Canada’s largest populated province)
Population 12,851,821 (2011)
Main sectors: Car Production, Mining, Forestry, Financial industries, Tourism

Ontario is Canada’s leading economy and Canada’s largest populated area. The fastest growing areas are business services, including information technology, finance, tourism and culture. In north Ontario, the economy is mainly based on natural resources such as forests and minerals, while southern Ontario is Canada’s manufacturing heartland.


The Ontario Chamber of Commerce reports that depending on the sector being surveyed between 21 and 52 percent of employers report “difficulty hiring someone with the right qualifications.

Employment growth was fastest in the Toronto (3.5%) and Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie (2.5%) economic regions in 2013.




In 2011, Québec was home to 19.2% of all newcomers, up slightly from 17.5% in 2006. It took in the second highest share of recent immigrants, after Ontario.


Capitol City : Québec City
Population :  8,214,672 (2014)
Main sectors: Aerospace, Manufacturing, Forestry, Tech
Language: French language over 80% of population & English


The Québec Accord is an agreement with the Government of Canada on immigration. The province has its own rules for choosing immigrants who will adapt well to living in Quebec. There is no Provincial Nominee Program, to apply as a skilled worker in Québec, all applicants must request  Certificate of Selection or Certificate of Acceptance (depending on your application) from Québec before applying to the Federal government.