Canadian Agri-Food Immigration Pilot Plans to Open in March 2020 -21st February, 2020

Canadian Agri-Food Immigration Pilot Plans to Open in March 2020
Canada is set to start accepting applications by the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot in Mar 2020. The pilot aiming labor deficits in the meat processing, greenhouse crop production, year-round mushroom, and industries of livestock raising, was declared in Jul 2019.

Applicants need to have Canadian qualified work experience and an offer of a job from a Canadian company to qualify for the pilot. A notice posted on the Canadian government website states a comprehensive instruction guide, checklist of documents and forms will be accessible for this pilot in Mar 2020.

Eligible Industries for Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

Eligible industries are listed by the North American Industry Classification System (N.A.I.C.S).

  1. Greenhouse, floriculture production, and nursery, includes mushroom production (NAICS 1114)
  2. Meat product manufacturing (NAICS 3116)
  3. Animal production (excludes aquaculture) (NAICS 1121, 1123, 1122, 1124 or 1129)

Eligible Jobs for Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

1) Meat product manufacturing (NAICS 3116)

N.O.C C 9462: Industrial butchers

N.O.C B 6331: Retail butchers

N.O.C D 9617: Food processing laborers

N.O.C B 8252: Specialized livestock workers and Farm supervisors

2) Greenhouse, floriculture production, and nursery, and including mushroom production (NAICS 1114)

N.O.C C 8431: General farmworkers

N.O.C B 8252: Specialized livestock workers and Farm supervisors

N.O.C D 8611: Harvesting laborers

3) Animal production (excludes aquaculture) (NAICS 1121, 1123, 1122, 1124 or 1129)

N.O.C C 8431: General farmworkers

N.O.C B 8252: Specialized livestock workers and Farm supervisors

Application Limits by Qualified Job

The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot highlights yearly application limits for each qualified occupation.

Occupation

Annual Application Limit

Farm supervisor or specialized livestock worker (NOC B 8252)

50

Industrial butcher (NOC C 9462) or retail butcher (NOC B 6331)

1,470

Food processing labourer (NOC D 9617)

730

General farm worker (NOC C 8431)

200

Harvesting labourer (NOC D 8611)

300

Candidate Requirements for Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

  • 12 months of non-seasonal Canadian full-time work experience (minimum 1,560 hours in the prior 3 years) in the Temporary Immigrant Worker Program, in a suitable occupation.
  • Canada’s Language Benchmark of 4 in English and/or French language in writing, speaking, reading, and listening.
  • High school level or greater level of Education (Canadian equivalency).
  • An indeterminate full-time offer of a job for non-seasonal work in Canada, Quebec outside, at or above the prevailing wage.
  • The demanded settlement funds for applicants and dependents, except already working in Canada. 

Number of family members (including those you support who aren’t immigrating with you)

Funds you need

1

$12,960

2

$16,135

3

$19,836

4

$24,083

5

$27,315

6

$30,806

7

$34,299

For each additional family member

$3,492

 Agri-Food Immigration Pilot in the Province of Quebec

This Pilot is not available in the province of Quebec. However, Quebec businesses that hire non-seasonal workers by the Temporary Foreign Worker Program could profit from a 2-year LMIA as a component of the pilot. It should be seen that applicants in the province of Quebec will not be suitable for Canada PR by the pilot. They can eligible through programs of Quebec immigration only.

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