Immigrate through the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot: After you apply

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How we process your application

Once we receive your Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) application, we’ll review it in 2 stages.

While your application is being processed, you must tell us if you change your address or contact information.

Stage 1: We check that all required forms are included

In this phase, we’ll review your application to make sure all of the required forms were signed and included. We won’t be reviewing to make sure all supporting documents are also included.

If all the required forms were signed and included, we’ll email you (or your representative) an acknowledgement of receipt (AOR) that includes your application number. This confirms that we added your application to our system.

If any forms are not signed or are missing, we’ll email you (or your representative) to let you know that your application isn’t complete and the reasons why. We’ll tell you if you can send us the missing documents, or if you need to resubmit your application. We won’t add your application to our system and you won’t receive an AOR.

Stage 2: We review if you’re eligible and admissible to Canada

If all your forms are signed and included, we’ll begin processing your application.

EMPP eligibility

We’ll review your application to see if you’re eligible for the EMPP first. We do this to make sure you can access the facilitation measures the EMPP offers for your immigration program application.

You may need to attend an interview to provide more information. This also applies to any family members who will be coming with you to Canada.  If we ask you to come for an interview, we’ll tell you the date, time, location, and what documents to bring with you. You and your family members must give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) at this interview.

If you are eligible for the EMPP, we’ll continue processing your application.

If you aren’t eligible for the EMPP, we’ll let you know. If you’re still interested in immigrating to Canada, you can complete and submit a new application. You’ll need to show how you are eligible for the program you choose to apply to, without the EMPP.

Permanent residence eligibility

If you meet the EMPP requirements, we’ll review your application to make sure you’re eligible for the economic immigration program you applied to.

If you are eligible for the program you applied to, we’ll review your application to make sure you’re admissible.

Admissibility to Canada

Once we confirm you’re eligible for the program, we’ll review your application to make sure you’re admissible to Canada. This means we’ll check to make sure you pass

At this point, you and any family members coming with you to Canada must complete immigration medical exams. You should only do your medical exams when we ask you to. When we ask you to complete your exams, we’ll send you the following:

Reasons your application could be delayed

Your application could be delayed if

Getting your permanent resident status

If we approve your application, we’ll issue you (and your family members, if applicable):

Make sure you pay your right of permanent residence fee (if you haven’t already). You can either pay this fee yourself or apply for a loan to cover this cost.

If you told us on your application that you would like the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to arrange your transportation to Canada, we’ll let the IOM know. They’ll contact you directly with more information.

If the country you live in requires you to get an exit permit, you must apply and pay for this before you can leave for Canada.

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