Canada opens new economic immigration streams for skilled refugees
June 26, 2023
By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |
On June 12, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced that Canada has launched two new Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) streams to provide Canadian employers with the opportunity to access a talent pool of skilled refugees and other displaced people from around the world. This allows Canada to not only increase its economic immigration and fill in-demand jobs, but also to complement its existing humanitarian commitments.
EMPP gives refugees and other displaced people the chance to make the most of their skills to improve not only their lives and those of their families, but also the communities and workplaces that welcome them.
The two new streams reduce barriers to access since candidates do not need Canadian work experience to apply. One is tailored to candidates who have a job offer from a Canadian employer and the second is available to highly-skilled refugees without job offers.
Through the EMPP Federal Skills Job Offer Stream, Canadian employers can hire qualified candidates to fill a wide range of in-demand jobs, including nurse aides, personal support workers, long-term care aides, software engineers, web designers, mechanical and electrical engineers and technicians, logistics and warehouse workers, tourism and hospitality workers, and truck and delivery service drivers.
The EMPP Federal Skills Without a Job Offer Stream recognizes that certain candidates have skills that are in high enough demand that they will find work after they arrive in Canada.