3.03.34 - “A re-elected Liberal government will […] work with employers and communities across Canada to welcome 2,000 skilled refugees to fill labour shortages in in-demand sectors such as health care”
The program now includes a federal section, but results statistics are still pending, so the promise has been partially fulfilled.
“There are now 2 ways you can apply for the EMPP: // through one of 3 selected economic programs // Atlantic Immigration Program // Provincial Nominee Program // Rural and Northern Immigration Program (RNIP) // This is referred to as the regional EMPP. You need to be eligible for one of the above programs and apply first to a province, territory or RNIP community (depending on which program you choose.) // directly to us for just the EMPP // This is referred to as the federal EMPP. It includes a Job Offer and No Job Offer stream. You need to meet the work experience, education and language requirements”
“The Government of Canada is expanding the EMPP by creating a new federal pathway. The new pathway, which will complement existing EMPP pathways, will open this summer. // The new federal pathway will give employers more opportunities to fill a wide range of in-demand jobs, including nurse aides, personal support workers, long-term care aides, software engineers, web designers, mechanical and electrical engineers and technicians, teachers, tourism and hospitality workers, and truck and delivery service drivers”
“Ministers discussed collective priorities on FCR, particularly as it relates to internationally-educated healthcare professionals (IEHPs), with a focus on the important role of immigration and the FMRI in responding to labour shortage issues, with PTs collaborating towards better credential recognition for new Canadians. Ministers agreed to collectively focus on key areas including in the selection stage, understanding the complex regulatory environment, advancing the quality of FCR pre-arrival information sharing and enhancing federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) collaboration, particularly with the Forum of Labour Market Ministers”
“Starting December 3, 2021, EMPP phase 2 will help settle up to 500 skilled refugees, and their families, in Canada”
“The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) combines refugee resettlement and economic immigration. It’s a pathway that // helps skilled refugees immigrate to Canada through existing economic programs // gives employers access to a new pool of qualified candidates to fill job openings”