The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot exists to provide eligible temporary foreign workers in the sector with a pathway to Canadian permanent residence. Up to 2,750 applications are accepted each year.
The occupations and industries eligible under the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot include:
Candidates with work experience in the above occupations must also meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered for Canadian permanent residence under the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot.
Eligible employers in the meat processing sector who use the pilot will be issued a two-year Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
In order to be eligible, meat processors will be required to outline their plans to support the temporary foreign worker in obtaining permanent residency.
Unionized meat processors will require a letter of support from their union and non-unionized meat processors will have to meet additional requirements to ensure the labour market and migrant workers are protected.
Candidates with work experience in the listed occupations must also meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered for Canadian permanent residence under the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot:
Yes. The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot allows semi-skilled and skilled workers apply for permanent residency.
No, the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is not available in Quebec. However, if Quebec employers want to hire nonseasonal workers, then they can apply through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
However, applicants will not be eligible for permanent residence through the TFWP. Permanent residence in Quebec can only be gained through the Quebec Immigration programs.
Congratulations on taking your first step towards Permanent Residency in Canada!
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