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Canada has introduced clarifications regarding the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot

The government of Canada published a new update, clarifying instructions regarding the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) on June 3, 2022.

In December 2021, the intake for phase 2 of the EMPP began. Over the next two years, the government will accept up to 500 skilled refugees and their family members who are eligible to apply for assistance under this program.

The EMPP is Canada's model for refugee labour mobility, and it strives to meet Canadian labour shortages while also offering long-term answers for refugees with the abilities and qualifications that employers demand.

The Public Policy to Support the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) - Phase 2 requires that all refugee candidates meet the criteria of existing programs (RNIP, AIP, and PNP) and demonstrate to an officer that they can economically settle in Canada.

EMPP applicants will enter Canada with permanent residence status as economic immigrants and be eligible to receive all of the settlement and integration services that are available to all economic immigrants, including pre-arrival orientation and referrals to in-Canada settlement services.


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