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Today’s IRCC News: New Refugee Pathway and Public Survey

Everything you need to know about today’s IRCC news

Point 1: A new pathway for refugees and other displaced people

The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), announced today that Canada will launch a new economic pathway under the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot(EMPP) to help employers hire skilled refugees and other displaced individuals.

The EMPP is designed to overcome labour shortages in key occupations by pairing skilled refugees and other qualified displaced individuals with Canadian employers. This new pathway will open this summer to complement existing EMPP pathways.

Key occupations

Here is the list of example key occupations that appear on IRCC newsroom:

  • nurse aides
  • personal support workers
  • long-term care aides
  • software engineers
  • web designers
  • mechanical and electrical engineers and technicians
  • teachers
  • tourism and hospitality workers
  • truck and delivery service drivers

Through the EMPP, Canada plans to welcome 2,000 qualified refugees and displaced persons over the next few years to fill labour shortages. In the coming weeks, the EMPP webpage will be updated and provide more details about the new federal pathway, including eligibility criteria.

Point 2: Survey on the future of Canada’s immigration system

The Government of Canada has launched an engagement initiative called, “An Immigration System for Canada’s Future,” to inform a vision for how our immigration system can strengthen communities across the country. The initiative will also include a review of current policies and programs.

Sean Fraser also announced the launch of a public survey to gather views from anyone with an interest in immigration. The survey will run from March 27 to April 27, 2023.

You can complete the survey here.

Source: Tackling the labour shortage by helping more skilled refugees and other displaced people build their careers in Canada, Launching survey on the future of Canada’s immigration system

Disclaimer: The information is obtained directly from the websites that appear in the source section. The information has been gathered as accurately as possible at the time of writing, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. Please check their official website and digital channels for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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