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Canada’s Commitments to Make EMPP Permanent | 2024 Global Refugee Forum

This week, Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) attended the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva. Leading the Canadian delegation, he proposed and pledged support for multiple initiatives to address the global refugee crisis:

Canada pledged $21 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to aid vulnerable Afghan populations in Central Asia and Pakistan. 

Canada aims to resettle over 136,000 refugees in the next three years, protecting the world’s most vulnerable, including women in precarious situations, ethnic and religious minorities, members of LGBTQI+ communities, Rohingya refugees, and human rights defenders.

Canada also pledged to help more refugees and other displaced people.  This involves a commitment of making the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot, a refugee labor mobility initiative, a permanent economic immigration program. 

*Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot, EMPP includes 3 economic programs:

  1. Atlantic Immigration Program
  2. Provincial Nominee Program
  3. Rural and Northern Immigration Program (RNIP)

Canada will explore an educational pathway for eligible refugee and displaced students to pursue studies in Canada.

For the original press release and other details: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2023/12/canada-builds-on-pledges-and-partnerships-at-the-global-refugee-forum.html 

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