Public policy to support the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot – Phase 2
Following the conclusion of Phase I, in June of 2020, the Immigration & Citizenship Minister announced Canada’s ongoing commitment to refugee labour mobility with a goal of admitting up to 500 refugees and their family members through existing economic immigration pathways. This second phase of the EMPP, which will be implemented in two stages, builds on lessons learned from Phase I, and continues to explore a scalable and sustainable model for refugee labour mobility to Canada. This public policy introduces facilitation measures that will remove major displacement-related barriers and make it easier for skilled refugees to access economic immigration on par with non-refugee candidates by exempting them from some applicable requirements of regional economic immigration pathways.
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