Canada announce new immigration route 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.
Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot: New Route
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 would start this summer under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP). This new route is intended to assist employers in filling labor shortages by assisting them in hiring skilled refugees and other displaced people.
According to the IRCC, “The EMPP matches competent refugees and other displaced people with Canadian firms who need to fill labor 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 give employers more chances to fill a variety of in-demand positions, including those for teachers, tourism and hospitality workers, truck and delivery service drivers, software engineers, web designers, mechanical and electrical engineers, and long-term care aides.
The EMPP offers EMPP candidates the chance to resume their professions and their lives in safety with their families here in Canada while giving employers another way to address their labor market demands.
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.
As these people rebuild their lives and careers, they contribute to local economies, enliven our communities, and fill labor market vacancies. In the upcoming weeks, more details on the new federal pathway, including eligibility criteria, will be available on the dedicated IRCC EMPP webpage in the coming weeks.
Targets for immigration from 2023 to 2025
Many are turning to immigration as a solution to these acute shortages due to the critical labor market shortages. The 2023–2025 plan supports immigration as a tactic to assist firms in finding employees. Additionally, it strives to draw talent for critical fields like technology, manufacturing, health care, and skilled professions. This will aid in managing the social and economic difficulties Canada will face in the next years.
The annual inflow of new immigrants to Canada will rise during the next three years. Canada plans to bring in 465,000 new immigrants this year. In 2024, the goal will increase to 485,000 new immigrants. Additionally, it will increase to 500,000 additional immigrants in 2025. Canada received roughly 437,000 visitors last year. These aggressive immigration goals are primarily intended to ease nationwide employment shortages.
The new strategy also seeks to expand regional initiatives like the Provincial Nominee Programmer, the Atlantic Immigration Programmer, and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to address specific local labor market needs.