Agri-Food Pilot Program Canada

Canadian Immigration and Recruitment Consultant in Surrey, BC

The Agri-Food Pilot program helps to address the work needs of the Canadian agri-food sector. The agri-food pilot gives a pathway to permanent residence for experienced workers within specific industries and occupations. It will run until May 2023.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Work Experience:
  • Language Requirement:
  • Education Requirement:
  • Income Requirement
  • Eligible Industries:
  • Eligible occupations
  • 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.

The current requirements are:

  • a minimum language level of CLB 4 

You can take either of these approved language assessments for testing English

Your language test results are valid for 2 years and must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residency.

  • Canadian High School Diploma


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

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

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)

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

NOC C 8431 – General farm workers

NOC D 8611 – Harvesting labourers

NOC C 8431 – General farm workers


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