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AGRI-FOOD 
PILOTS 
 

The Agri-Food Pilot helps address the labour needs of the Canadian agri-food sector. The pilot provides a pathway to permanent residence for eligible experienced, non-seasonal workers in specific industries and occupations. It will run until May 2023 and accept 2,750 applications each year.

Am I eligible for the Agri-Food Pilot?

To apply for permanent  residence under the Agri-Food Pilot, you need:

  • One year full-time, non-seasonal Canadian work experience  in one or more of the eligible industries and occupations

  • A full-time, non-seasonal job offer from a Canadian employer in one of the eligible industries and occupations (outside of Quebec)

  • A Canadian Language Benchmark level 4 in English or French

  • A Canadian high school diploma or the foreign equivalent

  • The necessary settlement funds, if applicable

  • To maintain temporary resident status, if already in Canada

What are the eligible industries and occupations?

The eligible industries under the pilot are:

  • Meat product manufacturing

  • Greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production, including mushroom production

  • Animal production, excluding aquaculture

    • Cattle ranching and farming

    • Hog and pig farming

    • Poultry and egg production

    • Sheep and goat farming

    • Other animal production 

The eligible occupations under the pilot are:

For meat product manufacturing

  • NOC B 6331 – Retail butchers

  • NOC C 9462 – Industrial butchers

  • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

  • NOC D 9617 – Food processing labourers

For greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production, including mushroom production

  • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

  • NOC C 8431 – General farm workers

  • NOC D 8611 – Harvesting labourers

For animal production, excluding aquaculture

  • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers

  • NOC C 8431 – General farm workers

Contact Lumen Immigration for more information or assistance applying for the Agri-Food Pilot. 

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