Expanding refugee access to third-country solutions: International leaders launch the Global Task Force on Refugee Labour Mobility

Date Announced:

April 6, 2022


By working together with like-minded partners and countries, Canada will continue to be a global leader in attracting international talent to fill skilled labour shortages and drive post-pandemic economic recovery. Labour complementary pathways are intended to work alongside existing humanitarian resettlement programs, with the goal of expanding the number of pathways available for skilled refugees to immigrate abroad.

This initiative builds on Canada’s Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP), a ground-breaking program that recognizes the skills and abilities of refugees by removing barriers and helping them and their families immigrate to Canada through existing economic programs.

The Task Force will engage with global stakeholders from governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society to increase the number of skilled refugees welcomed to Canada, while decreasing labour shortages where Canada needs it most.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



Canada’s Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP); complementary pathways; Global Task Force on Refugee Labour Mobility; third-country solutions

Send us your feedback:

If you have comments pertaining to this policy document, please complete this form.