Refugee labour mobility removes barriers that impede refugees from moving to another country for work. In Canada, refugees can apply to immigrate based on their skills or work experience through regular immigration programs. Applying through the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) makes it easier for refugees and others in need of international protection, by waiving certain requirements (having a valid passport, for example). EMPP candidates must apply from outside of Canada.
Certain NGOs have an agreement with IRCC to identify refugee candidates qualified for job vacancies in Canada. They will not ask refugees for payment for their services. Two of these NGOs (Talent Beyond Boundaries and TalentLift) have an online database where interested refugees can create a profile including their skills and work experience. Talent Beyond Boundaries and TalentLift consult these databases when recruiting for specific roles with Canadian employers. The employers decide who to hire.
- To register with Talent Beyond Boundaries, see https://www.talentbeyondboundaries.org/talentcatalog/register
- To register with TalentLift, see https://platform.talentlift.ca/
- Eligible candidates can also apply to immigrate to Canada on their own. More information can be found at Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot – Canada.ca.
- Many organizations across Canada work to assist immigrants (including EMPP candidates and their families) with their settlement by providing a variety of services including cultural orientation, language and vocational training, as well as programs to promote access to education and employment. If you are looking for information about settlement services in Canada, please visit IRCC website.
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