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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 2016.

The Top Five Source Countries for Internationally Trained Applicants
in 10 of Ontario’s Regulated Professions, 2016
ProfessionsLargest NumberSecond Largest NumberThird Largest NumberFourth Largest NumberFifth Largest NumberNumber of Applicants
NursesIndiaPhilippinesIranPakistanNepal2,731
EngineersIranIndiaChinaPakistanEgypt1,249
Chartered AccountantsIndiaU.K.PakistanPhilippinesNigeria507
LawyersU.K.AustraliaIndiaNigeriaPakistan452
PharmacistsIndiaEgyptU.K.IranPakistan369
TeachersIndiaU.K.AustraliaJamaicaNew Zealand358
Electricians - Construction and MaintenanceChinaIranIndiaPakistanUkraine318
PhysiotherapistsIndiaPhilippinesU.K.EgyptPakistan209
Dental SurgeonsIndiaIranIraqAustraliaEgypt171
Engineering Technicians and TechnologistsIndiaPakistanPhilippinesU.K.Iran112