New Agri-food Immigration Pilot will open up over 2,750 plus family members, will be accepted for processing of job opportunities for skilled farm and livestock workers, and a total of approximately 16,500 possible new permanent residents over the three-year duration of the pilot. 

Given the amount of preparation time needed to apply for an application, it certainly isn’t too early to begin the application process now, beginning by familiarizing yourself with the requirements of this pilot.

The Agri-Food immigration pilot program is industry-specific, aimed to attract non-seasonal workers to be placed in farm and livestock.

The intention of settling and remaining in Canada year-round, particularly in the meat processing, animal raising, green housing, and mushroom production industry.
Eligibility for the pilot depends on having a valid job offer in the specialized occupations based on your work experience.

The eligible industries in the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot include: 

  • Meat product manufacturing sector (NAICS 3116)
  • Greenhouse, nursery, and floriculture production, including mushroom production (MACS 1114)
  • Animal production, excluding aquaculture (NAICS 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124, or 1129