The GNWT joined Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot

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The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) joined the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) to help employers tackle the issues they face in the labor market and hire skilled refugees overseas. 

Through the pilot, the GNWT allows employers to access a pool of potential employees and partner with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to hire candidates under the EMPP. 

Partner NGOs help employers find eligible candidates and provide them with employment and immigration-related resources and services. NGOs will charge employers between $5,000 and $10,000 to recruit employees through the EMPP

In order to provide employers with new options to address the realities of the labor market in the Northwest Territories (NWT) and Canada, the GNWT has chosen to take part in this trial. Employers will have access to a fresh pool of candidates thanks to the trial. 


– R.J. Simpson, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment 

“The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot will open up a new pool of candidates for NWT employers while giving refugees the opportunity to settle in the territory and begin a new life. Immigration is one way that the GNWT can help create and develop a robust labor pool from which to draw people, complementing the existing pool of NWT inhabitants, as so many NWT businesses and economic sectors need to rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic.”


– The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship

“The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot is a ground-breaking initiative that gives employers access to a new pool of global talent while allowing skilled refugees to start a fresh life and career in Canada. I’m excited to engage with GNWT as a partner in the EMPP and to continue to deliver  immigration services that assist employers in solving critical labor shortages.”


Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot 

The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) combines economic immigration and refugee resettlement. It’s a path that

  • assists skilled refugees in entering Canada through current economic initiatives.
  • gives employers access to a fresh group of capable applicants to fill open positions.


Want to know more details about the “GNWT joined Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot” you can contact one of our immigration specialists at  Gunness & Associates.


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