Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot: About the pilot

We created the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) to help skilled refugees immigrate to Canada through existing economic programs to support Canadian labour market needs. This is the second phase of the EMPP. In the first phase of this pilot, we learned that skilled refugees can qualify for permanent residence through our economic programs with some help.

Starting December 3, 2021, EMPP phase 2 will help settle up to 500 skilled refugees, and their families, in Canada.

The pilot combines refugee resettlement and economic immigration. The support we provide overseas is tailored to refugees. The selection criteria, including the ability to settle independently in Canada, is assessed using economic immigration requirements.

What the EMPP will do

The EMPP will help you apply to specific economic immigration programs. This is done through facilitation measures that will make it easier for you to

Through this pilot, we will:

If you need a loan to help with your settlement funds

You can’t use the Immigration Loans Program to show you meet the financial requirements to support yourself and your family when you come to Canada. You will only be able to use a loan from a different source, when it becomes available.

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