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Source Countries for the Regulated Professions

A source country is the country where an internationally trained applicant to one of Ontario’s regulated professions obtained his or her initial training. The following chart shows the top five source countries for 10 professions in 2015.

The Top Five Source Countries for Internationally Trained Applicants
in 10 of Ontario’s Regulated Professions, 2015
ProfessionsLargest NumberSecond Largest NumberThird Largest NumberFourth Largest NumberFifth Largest NumberNumber of Applicants
EngineersIranIndiaChinaEgyptPakistan1,030
NursesIndiaPhilippinesIranJamaicaU.K.1,000
Physicians and SurgeonsS ArabiaIrelandIndiaU.K.Australia733
PharmacistsEgyptIndiaU.K.BangladeshIran534
TeachersIndiaAustraliaU.K.PakistanJamaica460
LawyersU.K.AustraliaIndiaNigeriaPakistan428
Electricians - Construction and MaintenanceChinaIranIndiaIrelandPakistan375
Chartered AccountantsIndiaPakistanU.K.NigeriaPhilippines343
PhysiotherapistsIndiaPhilippinesU.K.AustraliaIran209
Dental SurgeonsIndiaIranIraqEgyptAustralia161