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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 2017.

The Top Five Source Countries for Internationally Trained Applicants
in 10 of Ontario’s Regulated Professions, 2017
ProfessionsLargest NumberSecond Largest NumberThird Largest NumberFourth Largest NumberFifth Largest NumberNumber of Applicants
NursesIndiaPhilippinesNepalPakistanIran3,479
Physicians and SurgeonsOtherOtherOtherOtherOther1,994
EngineersIndiaIranChinaEgyptPakistan1,011
Chartered Professional Accountants OntarioIndiaU.K.PhilippinesPakistanNigeria676
LawyersU.K.AustraliaIndiaNigeriaChina505
TeachersIndiaU.K.JamaicaAustraliaNew Zealand424
PharmacistsIndiaEgyptU.K.JordanIran283
PhysiotherapistsIndiaU.K.AustraliaEgyptPhilippines268
Electricians - Construction and MaintenanceChinaIranIndiaUkrainePakistan214
Dental SurgeonsIndiaIranIraqAustraliaPakistan181