Canada Immigration Launches New Economic Pathway to Address Labor Shortages by Empowering Skilled Refugees and Displaced Individuals

Canada has always been a global leader in welcoming refugees and providing them with opportunities to build their lives in safety. Now, the country is taking a step forward by launching a new economic pathway, under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP), to help employers hire skilled refugees and other displaced individuals. This initiative will not only support vulnerable people but also address labour shortages in key occupations and contribute to Canada’s economic growth.

The new federal pathway under the EMPP will provide more opportunities to fill in-demand jobs such as nurse aides, personal support workers, long-term care aides, software engineers, web designers, mechanical and electrical engineers and technicians, teachers, tourism and hospitality workers, and truck and delivery service drivers. The EMPP will allow Canadian employers to tap into an untapped talent pool, giving them access to skilled employees they need to grow their businesses.

The EMPP will also be more flexible in terms of eligibility, as it will allow other displaced people who lack a durable solution and are in need of international protection to apply. By providing an opportunity for these individuals to rebuild their lives and careers, they can contribute to local economies and enrich communities while helping to fill gaps in the labour force.

The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, believes that continued improvements to the immigration system will help make it more responsive to Canada’s economic needs and humanitarian commitments. The EMPP is a testament to Canada’s commitment to supporting refugees and displaced individuals while providing opportunities for businesses to grow and prosper.

This initiative is a win-win for everyone involved. It allows Canada to continue to be a global leader in refugee resettlement and labour mobility while providing skilled workers with a chance to restart their careers and rebuild their lives in safety. As the new federal pathway under the EMPP opens this summer, more information on eligibility criteria will be available on the EMPP webpage in the coming weeks.

In conclusion, the launch of the new federal pathway under the EMPP will play a vital role in tackling labour shortages while empowering skilled refugees and other displaced individuals in Canada. The government’s continued commitment to improving the immigration system will undoubtedly lead to a more responsive and prosperous Canada for all.

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