Canada’s Immigration Minister announces new immigration pathway

Canada Global (Web News) In order to introduce a new federal immigration pathway, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser gave a speech today in Toronto at the Empire Club of Canada.

It is anticipated that the new route will start this summer under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP). This new route is intended to assist employers in filling labour shortages by assisting them in hiring skilled refugees and other displaced people.

According to the IRCC, “The EMPP matches qualified refugees and other displaced people with Canadian employers who need to fill labour shortages in critical occupations. In addition to giving Canadian employers access to an untapped talent pool from which they can recruit and keep workers with the skills they need to support our economy’s growth, this enables Canada to welcome vulnerable people.”

The new federal pathway will allow employers additional chances to fill a variety of in-demand positions, including those for teachers, tourist and hospitality employees, truck and delivery service drivers, software engineers, web designers, mechanical and electrical engineers, and long-term care aides.

The EMPP will also now take a more accommodating stance towards eligibility by permitting additional displaced individuals who require international protection and lack a long-term solution to apply.

When these people rebuild their lives and careers, they contribute to local economies, enliven our communities, and fill labour market vacancies. In the upcoming weeks, more details on the new federal pathway, including eligibility requirements, will be posted on the specific IRCC EMPP webpage.

The number of immigrants coming to Canada will rise annually. Canada plans to bring in 465,000 new immigrants this year. The objective will climb to 485,000 new immigrants in 2024. Canada received about 437,000 visitors last year.

These aggressive immigration goals are primarily intended to ease nationwide labour shortages.

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