Great news!!! Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada (IRCC) aims to welcome 465,000 new permanent residents this year.
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada (IRCC), Honourable Sean Fraser on March 27,2023 during a speech in Toronto, announced that Canada will improve the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) starting this summer to connect Canadian employers with qualified refugees and displaced persons.
What is the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP)
The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) was initially introduced in 2021 by the Canadian government to create a pathway to permanent residency for skilled refugees through economic programs. This pathway to permanent residency will help to address labour shortages in jobs such as software engineers, web designers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, technicians, teachers, personal support workers, long-term care aids, nurse aides, tourism and hospitality workers, truck, and delivery service drivers.
Who is eligible for the EMPP?
- A refugee
- A convention or country of asylum refugee
- Outside Canada and your country of persecution
- Have no durable solution in the country you are living in
- Eligible for one of Canada’s economic immigration programs
- Admissible to Canada.
- Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
- Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)
- Education or work experience
- A job offer from a Canadian employer for full-time work
- Language skills (English or French)
How to apply?
Are you wondering if you qualify to apply under the EMPP? Do you want to learn more about how to apply? We are here to help you!