Canada to launch the Agri-Food industry immigration pilot
The Canadian government will launch the Agri-Food industry immigration pilot in the second half of 2019. The pilot will run for three years and has 2,750 allocations each year. It is designed to support the growth of Canada’s agri-food sector.
In its Budget 2019, the Government of Canada stated: “To help the agri-food sector meet Canada’s ambitious export targets and attract and retain needed labour, the federal government will launch a three-year immigration pilot to bring in full time, non-seasonal agricultural workers that will include a pathway to permanent residency.”
The Agri-Food industry immigration pilot is an upgraded version of the temporary foreign agricultural worker visa, which allows temporary agricultural workers to work in Canada for a short period. However, it requires them to return to their original place of residence to renew their visas every year. Therefore, becoming a permanent resident is almost impossible.
The new program: Agri-Food industry immigration pilot will issue Canadian agricultural workers a three-year visa, which will give the foreign agricultural workers enough time to get their permanent resident status in Canada.
The Canadian government has not announced the specific launch time. At present, it is known that the pilot does not require English scores and funds. As long as you can prove that you are qualified for the agricultural jobs in Canada, you can apply for it.
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