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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 2014.

The Top Five Source Countries for Internationally Trained Applicants
in 10 of Ontario’s Regulated Professions, 2014
ProfessionsLargest NumberSecond Largest NumberThird Largest NumberFourth Largest NumberFifth Largest NumberNumber of Applicants
NursesIndiaPhilippinesU.S.IranJamaica3,202
Certified General AccountantsChinaIndiaPhilippinesPakistanBangladesh1,522
TeachersU.S.IndiaAustraliaPakistanJamaica915
EngineersIranIndiaChinaEgyptPakistan911
Physicians and SurgeonsSaudi ArabiaIndiaIrelandU.K.Australia759
PharmacistsEgyptIndiaU.K.U.S.Pakistan585
LawyersU.K.U.S.AustraliaIndiaNigeria535
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and AcupuncturistsChinaU.S.KoreaRussiaUkraine376
Electricians - Construction and MaintenanceChinaIranIndiaUkraineIsrael309
PhysiotherapistsIndiaPhilippinesU.S.U.K.Australia270