Canada resettled more refugees than any other country in 2018, according to newly released data from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. The number of refugees who became Canadian citizens in 2018 increased to 18,000 up from 10,000 the year before. The Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP) is administered by Immigration , Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in partnership with Talent Beyond Boundaries, Refuge point  the United Nations High Commisteredissioner EMPP, eligible skilled refugees registered with the  UNHCR are referred to nominee programs in Manitoba, Ontario, News Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and the Yukon for consideration for a provincial nomination for permanent residence. Provincial Nominee programs allow participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residents who meet specific labour market needs.The EMPP also allows IRCC to document and evaluate barriers that some skilled refugees may face when trying to immigrate to Canada through it’s existing Programs.

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