Canada Introduces new pathway to attain permanent residence status for temporary foreign workers- Agri-Pilot Program

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The agriculture and agri-food industry is a significant supporter of Canada's monetary development and essentialness, supporting around one-in-eight employments in Canada. Agriculture exports hit another record in 2018, coming to $66.2 billion.

This new pilot expects to draw in and retain workers by giving them a chance to become permanent residents following an underlying two-year interval on a temporary work grant, rather than renewing their work permits over and over.

Eligibility Requirements:

Work Experience:

  • Have Canadian work experience with a minimum of 1 year of non-seasonal work, full time in the past 3 years (minimum 1560 hours)
  • Canadian work experience must be through the temporary foreign worker program.

Language Requirement:

The candidate must have minimum CLB level 4 in

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening

Note: Results must be less than 2 years old when the time of applying.

 

Educational Requirement:

  • Canadian Degree or
  • ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) from a designated organization 
  • ECA must be less than 5 years old on the date of application.

 

Settlement Fund:

You must have enough funds to support yourself and your family in Canada. You must provide proof of funds that you have.

Eligible Industries:

  • meat product manufacturing (NAICS 3116)
  • greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production, including mushroom production (NAICS 1114)
  • animal production, excluding aquaculture
  • cattle ranching and farming (NAICS 1121)
  • hog and pig farming (NAICS 1122)
  • poultry and egg production (NAICS 1123)
  • sheep and goat farming (NAICS 1124)
  • other animal production (NAICS 1129)

 

Eligible occupations

  • NOC B 6331 – Retail butchers
  • NOC C 9462 – Industrial butchers
  • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
  • NOC D 9617 – Food processing laborers
  • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
  • NOC C 8431 – General farmworkers
  • NOC D 8611 – Harvesting laborers
  • NOC B 8252 – Farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers
  • NOC C 8431 – General farmworkers

Information Source : IRCC



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