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

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 by making it easier for you to

Through this pilot, we will:

If you need a loan for your settlement funds

We’ve partnered with Windmill Microlending to offer loans to cover your proof of settlement funds. Windmill Microlending offers low-interest microloans to eligible EMPP candidates who

  • have a job offer and
  • don’t have the minimum funds needed to meet their immigration program financial eligibility requirements

Find out how to apply for this loan.

You can’t use the Immigration Loans Program to cover your proof of settlement funds.

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