Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have announced that it will introduce a new immigration pathway dedicated to connecting employers in Canada with Skilled Refugees and Displaced Persons.
The new pathway will be managed under the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) - and is all set to launch this summer.
The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) is designed to help employers hire Skilled Refugees and other Displaced Persons. It connects individuals with Canadian employers who need to overcome labor shortages in key professions mentioned on the occupation in-demand list.
The new pathway expected to launch this summer will give Canadian employers more opportunities to address in-demand jobs in Canada such as Nurses, Personal Support Workers, Long-Term Care Aids, Software Engineers, Web Designers, Mechanical & Electrical Engineers, Teachers, Tourism, Hospitality Workers, and Truck & Delivery Service Drivers.
Over the coming years, IRCC aims to expand the EMPP and welcome over 2,000 qualified Refugees and Displaced Persons to fill drastic labor shortages throughout the country.
Canada will increase the number of new immigrants to the country over the coming three years. According to the plans, Canada will aim to welcome 465,000 new immigrants in 2023, 485,000 new immigrants in 2024, and 500,000 new immigrants in 2025.
The Immigration Level Plans for 2023-2025 also focuses on attracting newcomers to different regions of Canada – including small towns and rural communities. It aims to increase intakes in regional programs such as through the Provincial Nominee Program, the Atlantic Immigration Program, and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.
The updated target immigration is a strategy to help employers in Canada find potential workers. Drastic labor shortages have led many from around the world to turn to immigration as a path forward in addressing such shortages.
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