Agri-food Immigration Pilot
Introduced in 2020, the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is aimed at promoting the economic immigration of agricultural and food-related industries.
Full-time, non-seasonal high skilled or semi-skilled workers from the meat, mushroom, and greenhouse crop production sector can apply for this pilot. In a year, 2750 applicants and their family members are eligible to apply for acquiring PR with this pilot.
Industries for Agri-Food Immigration Pilot
North American Industry Classification System has classified the following industries for the pilot
  • Meat product manufacturing (NAICS 3116)
  • Production related to Greenhouse, nursery, mushroom, and floriculture (NAICS 114)
  • Animal production other than aquaculture (NAICS 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124, or 1129)
Eligibility for Agri-Food Immigration Pilot
Industry-specific job offers from employers are required to apply for the pilot. The employer must be
  • Operating and doing business in agriculture and/or the food industry
  • Capable of giving standard wages and benefits
  • Giving a full-time job offer in a permanent position
  • Complies with Canadian employment rules and regulations
  • In need of labour for the operation of the business
Requirements of Agri-Food Immigration Pilot
Following are the requirements of a foreign national for the pilot
  • A minimum of 1560 hours (1 year) of work experience as a non-seasonal, non-continuous or part-time worker is required
  • Applicant must have a valid job offer that matches or surpass the current salary
  • A score equivalent to level 4 in the English or French language proficiency test
  • High school diploma degree from Canada or an equivalent degree that is backed by an ECA report
  • Capable of showing financial resources that support both the applicant and accompanying family members