Hire through the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot: How the pilot works

What is the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot

The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) is a unique opportunity for employers in Canada to connect with, and hire, skilled refugees overseas.

We created the EMPP to support the Canadian labour market by helping Canadian employers access a new pool of potential employees.

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.

To make this second phase of the EMPP possible, we’re working with

Learn more about our EMPP partners.

EMPP phase 2 launched on December 3, 2021.

Why hire through the EMPP

  1. You get access to a new pool of international talent to fill job openings.
  2. Refugee-serving partner organizations will help you navigate the world of hiring refugees overseas, including:
    • finding and hiring candidates, and
    • providing employment-related resources and immigration-related services to the candidates you hire
  3. We’ll process candidate permanent residence applications within 6 months, which is faster than our normal processing times.

The EMPP will also help the candidates you want to hire by

Read the full list of what the EMPP will do for the candidates you hire.

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