Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP)

A light of hope…

The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP)

stands as a light of hope for skilled refugees and displaced individuals seeking new opportunities in Canada. This program has recently undergone updates to streamline the application process, making it more accessible and efficient for prospective refugees and displaced individuals seeking to immigrate to Canada permanently.

The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) program allows you to get permanent residency in Canada in just 6 months.

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What is the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot Program (EMPP) in Canada?

The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) is designed to facilitate the immigration of skilled refugees and other displaced individuals to Canada. Recognizing the immense potential that these individuals bring to the country, EMPP aims to provide them with a clear and accessible pathway to achieve permanent residency in Canada. The program offers two distinct application routes, each tailored to suit different circumstances and needs.

Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP)
Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP)

How to apply for Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot EMPP to help get in Canada?

The EMPP provides employers with an alternate way to meet their staffing requirements, while allowing EMPP applicants to begin a new life in Canada with their families in a secure environment.

You can meet the eligibility criteria if you:

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Eligibility Criteria for EMPP Application:

To apply for the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot EMPP program, an individual or applying family must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Fear of returning to your homeland due to mistreatment or persecution.
  • Registered with the Commission.
  • Possessing a UNRWA card (for Palestinians).
  • Holding a Temporary Protection Document.
  • Having a nomination letter from institutions partnered with the Canadian government (assistance in obtaining this is available).

Streamlined Registration Process for EMPP Qualified Candidates:

To apply for the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot EMPP program, an individual or applying family must meet one of the following conditions:

  • No passport requirement.
  • No academic certificate requirement.
  • A basic understanding of English is all you need to get started with us.
  • A one-year experience certificate in any field is needed. (to learn more about these jobs, click here)
  • Proof of a job offer from a Canadian company.

If one of the mentioned conditions applies to you, it means you are eligible to apply for the program.

The program aims to address Canada’s labor needs and provide possible facilitates to ensure equal opportunities for refugees and other individuals who face challenges in returning to their home countries. It enables you to obtain permanent residency in Canada within just six months.

10 Benefits for EMPP Accepted Applicants:

The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) program offers a range of compelling benefits to eligible applicants:

  1. Permanent residency card in Canada (you can obtain Canadian citizenship after 3 years).
  2. Immigration Loans Program (ILP): The individual or family upon approval of their application gain access to the Immigration Loans Program (ILP), which can assist with travel costs, pre-arrival travel services facilitated by the International Organization for Migration, and the right of permanent residence fee.
  3. Waived Application Fees: EMPP applicants and their dependencies enjoy the benefit of waived application and biometrics fees, significantly reducing the financial burden associated with the immigration process.
  4. Fast Processing: Most EMPP applications are reviewed and processed within six months or less, ensuring a prompt response to applicants and minimizing delays in their journey towards Canadian permanent residency.
  5. Flexibility in required documents related to identity and passport.
  6. Assistance from Canadian NGOs and connecting needy employers with qualified refugee candidates abroad.
  7. Canadian Orientation Abroad Program: EMPP-specific participants can access the Canadian Orientation Abroad Program, which provides invaluable support and guidance to help them settle and integrate into Canadian society successfully.
  8. Exit permits insurance “for those without passports”; and pre-travel health checks.
  9. Flexibility in the program’s work experience requirements.
  10. Medical Exam Coverage: The program covers the cost of medical examinations through the Interim Federal Health Program, further easing the financial burden on applicants.

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Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) Required Documents

Identification Documents

such as Passport and Birth Certificate.

Immigration Status  

such as: Refugee Status Determination (RSD), UNRWA Documents,
Temporary Protected Status).

Educational Documents

such as transcripts, diplomas, and certificates, may be required to assess your education level.

Work Experience 

such as Letters of Employmen, and Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Language Proficiency

Documents such as: Common language tests include IELTS, CELPIP, or TEF.

Financial Documents

These documents could include bank statements or letters from financial institutions.

Other Supporting

such as Marriage or Relationship Certificates, Police Clearance certificates Depending on your situation, and Medical Exam Results.

To learn more about the requirement documents, click here

EMPP Application Pathways

Regional EMPP

Under this pathway, applicants can choose from three selected economic programs:

  1. Atlantic Immigration Program.
  2. Provincial Nominee Program.
  3. Rural and Northern Immigration Program (RNIP).

To qualify for the regional EMPP, applicants must first meet the eligibility criteria of one of these economic programs. Once eligible, they can apply to a specific province, territory, or RNIP community, depending on the chosen program. This approach offers a regional perspective, allowing applicants to integrate into specific communities and contribute to regional development.

Federal EMPP

The federal EMPP is a standalone option that does not require prior application to any specific economic program. Instead, it offers two streams:

  1. Job Offer stream.
  2. No Job Offer stream.

To qualify, applicants must meet certain work experience, education, and language proficiency requirements. The federal EMPP provides a more streamlined and centralized process for those who prefer a direct route to Canadian immigration.

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