Hire through the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot: Find a candidate and program
Through the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP), you can hire skilled refugees to fill full-time jobs in Canada by following the steps below.
Step 1: Connect with a partner non-government organization (NGO)
To hire through the EMPP, we recommend you work with a partner NGO. These organizations will:
- help you find and hire skilled refugees overseas, and
- support you as you help the candidates you choose settle in Canada
You can contact any of these NGOs for help and support with hiring through the EMPP:
- Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB)
- Jumpstart Refugee Talent
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance
Step 2: Find eligible candidates
The partner organization you work with will help you
- identify skilled refugee candidates who match up with your job openings
- review resumes, and
- conduct interviews and tests
Once you find the candidate(s) you want to hire, you can offer them a job.
Step 3: Find the right economic program
As part of the EMPP, we made it easier for EMPP candidates to be eligible and to apply for economic immigration.
With help from a partner organization (if they work with one), you and the candidate will determine the economic immigration program they will apply to. The decision will depend on which of these economic programs they’re eligible for:
- Atlantic Immigration Program
- Provincial Nominee Program
- Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
Step 4: Help the candidate complete their application
The candidate has 2 applications to complete
As their employer, you may need to complete forms, or provide information, for their application. Make sure you stay in touch with them about this.
Find out what you may need to do as an employer hiring through one of the participating programs:
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