Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

This is to address the labour shortage in the Canadian agri-food sector with a focus on meat processing and mushroom production. The eligible industries for the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot are:

  • meat product manufacturing (NAICS 3116)

  • greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production, including mushroom production (NAICS 1114)

  • animal production, excluding aquaculture (NAICS 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124 or 1129)

  • or each eligible industry, eligible jobs are listed below.

For meat product manufacturing:

  • retail butchers (NOC B 6331)

  • industrial butchers (NOC C 9462)

  • farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC B 8252)

  • food processing labourers (NOC D 9617)

For greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production, including mushroom production:

  • farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC B 8252)

  • general farm workers (NOC C 8431)

  • harvesting labourers (NOC D 8611)

For animal production, excluding aquaculture:

  • farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers (NOC B 8252)

  • general farm workers (NOC C 8431)

There is an annual limit for each profession under this profession.

Eligibility

1-year non-seasonal work experience in the last 3 years. CLB 4 in either English or French. A job offer is a must. ECA for foreign education of minimum of high school diploma or higher. Evidence of settlement funds.