Immigrate through the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot: Who is eligible
There are 2 sets of eligibility requirements you must meet to apply for the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP).
1. You must be eligible for the EMPP
You must meet the following requirements:
- you’re a convention or country of asylum refugee.
- We’ll determine if you meet one of these definitions.
- you have one of these documents:
- a valid, positive Refugee Status Determination (RSD) from the UNHCR or a refugee-hosting state
- a document that shows you’re a registered or recorded asylum seeker abroad
- a “person of concern” letter issued by the UNHCR for the EMPP
- This document isn’t available from the UNHCR yet. We’ll provide an update when it is.
- you’re outside Canada and your country of persecution
- you have no durable solution in a third country
- you’re admissible to Canada
2. You must be eligible for an economic immigration program
You must be eligible for one of the following economic immigration programs:
- Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
- Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)
If you want to apply for AIP or RNIP
As part of the EMPP, you don’t need to meet some eligibility requirements for these programs:
- You don’t need to prove you worked the number of hours asked for in the timeframes listed. Instead, you only need to show you worked the same number of hours in general, before you apply.
- You can apply for a loan to meet the requirement of having enough money to support yourself and your family when you come to Canada (your settlement funds).
These exemptions do not apply to PNP. The province or territory decides the requirements for this program.
If you need a loan for your settlement funds
We’ve partnered with Windmill Microlending to offer a loan 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
You can’t use the Immigration Loans Program to cover your proof of settlement funds.
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