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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 2018.

The Top Five Source Countries for Internationally Trained Applicants
in 10 of Ontario’s Regulated Professions, 2018
ProfessionsLargest NumberSecond Largest NumberThird Largest NumberFourth Largest NumberFifth Largest NumberNumber of Applicants
NursesIndiaPhilippinesNepalIranNigeria4,399
Physicians and SurgeonsOtherOtherOtherOtherOther2,112
EngineersIndiaIranChinaPakistanEgypt1,262
Chartered Professional Accountants OntarioIndiaU.K.PakistanPhilippinesNigeria933
TeachersIndiaU.K.New ZealandJamaicaAustralia594
LawyersU.K.IndiaAustraliaNigeriaPakistan536
Medical Radiation TechnologistsOtherOtherOtherOtherOther489
PhysiotherapistsIndiaU.K.ScotlandAustraliaPakistan340
Human Resources ProfessionalsIndiaU.K.NigeriaUnited Arab EmiratesPakistan300
PharmacistsIndiaEgyptU.K.PakistanJordan294