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.
To make this second phase of the EMPP possible, we’re working with
- a number of non-government organizations
- participating provinces and territories across Canada
- the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
EMPP phase 2 launched on December 3, 2021.
Why hire through the EMPP
- You get access to a new pool of international talent to fill job openings.
- 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
- 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
- making it easier for them to be eligible for economic programs
- making it easier to prove their work experience
- waiving some fees (like application and biometrics fees)
- letting them use loans to
- meet settlement requirements
- pay for travel costs
- cover some start-up costs and fees that can’t be waived
Read the full list of what the EMPP will do for the candidates you hire.
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