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Authored onMar 27, 2023
In this presentation, officials from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will present on the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP), which is Canada’s refugee labour mobility pathway.
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What employers can expect to learn from this presentation:
- What the EMPP is, and how it works
- Eligibility and facilitation measures
- Who our partners are
- How employers can hire skilled refugees from abroad
- Settlement supports
About the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot
The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) is Canada’s complementary pathways model for refugee labour mobility. It started as a small research project in 2018 to see whether there were refugees with the skills and qualifications to access existing economic immigration pathways, with some administrative facilitation measures to offset the circumstances of their displacement.
The goal of the EMPP is to provide durable solutions for refugees with the skills and qualifications that Canadian employers need. The EMPP is focused on pathways via regional economic immigration programs – such as the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) and, more recently, the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) – where a local delivery partner (i.e. a province, territory, community-based economic development organization, or employer), together with settlement service provider organizations, helps ensure the successful settlement and integration of the newcomers and their families.