IRCC has announced the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) to help both skilled refugees and employers in Canada who are dealing with the labour shortage. It is scheduled to begin in SUMMER 2023. As noted by IRCC:
This allows Canada to welcome vulnerable people while giving Canadian employers access to an untapped talent pool from which they can attract and retain employees with the skills they need to help grow our economy.
The focus of this pathway will be on in-demand occupations and labour shortages. IRCC has identified these professions:
- nurse aides
- personal support workers
- long-term care aides
- software engineers
- web designers
- mechanical and electrical engineers
- tourism and hospitality workers
- truck and delivery service drivers
In Manitoba, CIL has met with many employers who are having difficulty finding and securing staff for their businesses. We work hard to help them meet their staffing needs to keep their businesses churning.
This is a new program. IRCC has announced details for this new pathway will be published within the next few weeks.
There is strong potential for this pilot program to become beneficial for both employers and skilled refugees.