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Economic Mobility Pathway Pilot

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. This is done through facilitation measures that will make it easier for you to

  • be eligible for an economic immigration program

  • complete and submit your application

  • start your new life in Canada

Through this pilot, we will:

  • make it easier for you to apply and meet the eligibility requirements for the economic program you choose

  • waive the application and biometric fees

  • review and process your application as quickly as we can

  • cover the cost of your pre-departure medical services and medical exams through the Interim Federal Health Program

  • let you use loans to meet the financial requirements to support yourself and your family when you come to Canada (like other economic class permanent residents)

    • These loans are not yet available. We’ll share more details when they’re ready.

  • give you access to the Immigration Loans Program, if your application is approved, to help with

    • travel costs

    • some start-up costs after you arrive in Canada (which is also available to other economic immigration applicants)

    • the right of permanent residence fee

A better future can be built , we can help you ...

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