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Canada Starts Accepting Applications for New Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 19, May 2020

visas default image The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) finally launches the much-awaited Agri-Food Immigration pilot of Canada. The program has been developed by the government to provide pathway to get permanent residency in Canada to the workers in Agri-Food Industry.

This pilot aims at meeting the labour demands of the different employers in the key industries, i.e. Mushroom and greenhouse production, meat processing, livestock-raising industries, etc.

Agri-Food Immigration Pilot of Canada

The IRCC mulls to accept up to 2,750 applicants as well as their family members per year for the next three years, through this pilot. The temporary visa holders working in the maple leaf country already in the mentioned industries will be able to apply for PR under this new pilot.

The applications for this new pilot are being accepted and it will continue to be accepted until May 14, 2023, as per Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada announcement.
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The pilot was due for launch

The launch of this new pilot was round the corner as the employers in the Agri-Food industry were requesting the federal government for a long time to allow them to hire and retain the required number of workers. Hence, this pilot was supposed to launch at the end of March this year, however, due to a pandemic situation, the launch of the same was delayed.

It has been finally launched now. This program offers a great opportunity to the temporary foreign worker in the Agri-food sector to get Canadian permanent residency. The province of Quebec is not included in this Agri-food pilot as the same has its immigration system.

Occupation eligible under the pilot

Below is the list of occupations/industries eligible under the Agri-Food pilot:
  • Meat product manufacturing;
    • Retail butchers
    • Industrial butchers
    • Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
    • Food processing laborers.
  • Greenhouse, nursery, and floriculture production, including mushroom production;
    • Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
    • General farmworkers
Harvesting laborers.
  • Animal production excluding aquaculture;
    • Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
    • General farmworkers.
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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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