Now Open: Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

by Dr. Justine Taylor

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IRCC had delayed the opening of the application process for the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot. As of May 15, 2020, you can now apply.

The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot helps address the labour needs of the Canadian agri-food sector by testing a new industry-specific approach. The pilot is designed to help address the labour needs of the Canadian agri-food sector, particularly in yearround mushroom and greenhouse crop production, meat processing and livestock raising industries, and attract experienced, non-seasonal workers who can settle in Canada.

This pilot will be accepting applications until May 14, 2023 (up to 2,750 principal applicants per year over three years).

Eligible industries for the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot are:

  • meat product manufacturing (NAICS 3116)
  • greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production, including mushroom production (NAICS 1114)
  • animal production, excluding aquaculture (NAICS 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124 or 1129)

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