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Canada Leads the Way in Economic Mobility for Refugees

Canada has taken in more refugees and resettled them in 2021 than any other country. This has helped provide a safe haven for refugees who have been displaced from around the world. The amount of refugees has increased drastically due to the worst global refugee crisis in recent history.

So to help improve the living standards of the refugees that are being resettled in Canada, the Canadian government is seeking to aid skilled refugees in building their careers in the country. By doing so, Canada is leading the way in the economic mobility of refugees to improve their living standards. In this brief, we will tell you more about the expansion of the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) and why it matters so much for refugees around the world.

Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) Expansion

The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) is a pathway to help refugees immigrate to Canada through economic programs that already exist. This way, not only can refugees have an easier time getting into Canada, but it also provides employers with a new pool of employees to tap into. Canada has announced funding that will help expand the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP), so more refugees can benefit from it.

Canada is aiming to work alongside communities and employers to hire 2,000 skilled refugees. This will be done in the next few years. The hired skilled workers will fill labor shortages in sectors with high demands, including skilled trades and health care.

So skilled worker refugees can get jobs such as cooks, nurse aids, and personal support workers to support themselves and their families. EMPP removes barriers that may bar refugees from utilizing the economic programs for immigration due to their displacement.

A More Flexible Process With the Trusted Partners

Canada relies on partnered organizations to help refugees from overseas get in contact with employers. The partners support and refer the candidates who have applied for a job. This is why Canada is making new processes that are much more flexible for its partners. This way, refugees will have a much easier time utilizing the services of the partnered organizations and applying for a job.

Trusted partners are set to receive mandatory training, which will help them improve and better serve their role. They will also go through quality assurance reviews so the Canadian government can ensure that refugees are receiving good treatment.

Canada intends to give $6.2 million in support for six projects by EMPP partners aimed at increasing the organization’s capacities. With this financial aid, the organizations can more efficiently look for overseas candidates and then support them through the whole immigration and hiring process.

Final Thoughts

The steps Canada is taking towards making it easier for refugees to utilize the existing economic programs despite their displacement have major impacts on how refugees are treated around the world. With such a large player in world politics moving in the direction of utilizing the valued skills of refugees, other countries are bound to follow suit. This will help improve the economic stability and immigration options for a large number of refugees around the world.

If you are seeking more information we recommend you book a consultation so that we can discuss your specific situation.

Immigration Station Canada will work with you and guide you through the best process to achieve your goals, wherever they lead!



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