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Congratulations! You are a skilled refugee who has secured a job offer in Canada as part of the Economic Mobility Pathway Pilot (EMPP).

Skilled refugees in Canada

A Windmill Microlending affordable loan can help you start your new life in your new country.

If you are a skilled refugee who has secured a job offer from an employer in Canada as part of EMPP, Windmill Microlending can offer you a low-interest settlement loan to help you establish yourself, once you arrive.

Acceptance for a Windmill refugee settlement loan* can be used to show that you meet the settlement fund requirements of economic immigration programs

Proof of funds is how you show that you have enough money to settle in Canada when you apply to immigrate. Depending on the immigration program you choose, and even with a valid job offer, you may be asked to provide written proof of your funds, showing that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you arrive in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) candidates can now prove they have these funds using acceptance for a settlement loan from Windmill Microlending. Note: Windmill refugee settlement loans will only be dispersed after you arrive in Canada and cannot be used for travel costs to Canada.

Find out if you are eligible for a Windmill refugee settlement loan

Note: Please be prepared to submit a document, along with the other fields in the form below, showing proof of Canadian employment such as a job offer letter or official correspondence from your Canadian employer.


About Windmill Microlending

Serving more than 7,000 newcomers to Canada since 2005, Windmill Microlending is a national charitable organization offering affordable loans to help skilled immigrants and refugees succeed in their new country. Funded by government, private sector organizations and individual donors, Windmill is Canada’s largest and most successful microlending program for new Canadians. Our vision is to ensure skilled newcomers are equitably integrated into the workforce while contributing their expertise to Canada’s economic and social success. Windmill converts newcomer potential to prosperity.

About the Government of Canada’s Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot

The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) combines refugee resettlement and economic immigration. It helps skilled refugees immigrate to Canada through existing economic programs and gives employers access to a new pool of qualified candidates to fill job openings. Only EMPP refugee candidates are eligible for a Windmill refugee settlement loan.

Contact Windmill Microlending

If you have any questions about Windmill refugee settlement loans offered to Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) candidates, please contact us: info@teamwindmill.org.

NOTE: If you are inquiring about applying to the Government of Canada’s Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP), you can contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Partner NGOs

Several NGOs support the EMPP by identifying skilled refugees abroad, and helping them access in-demand jobs

These are the NGOs IRCC has partnered with for this:

* Settlement loans cannot be used for permanent residence application fees, Right of Permanent Residence fees, biometric fees, medical fees, exit permits, travel document fees and travel costs. Only EMPP refugee candidates are eligible for a Windmill settlement loan.