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February 13, 2024

Update on Permanent Residency Application under Canada Agri-Food Pilot

Dear future neighbour,

On Saturday February 10, 2024, two new changes were made to the Canada Agri-Food pilot for permanent residency.

Firstly, candidates who reside in Canada at the time of application can choose to meet either the job offer  or the educational requirement

Secondly, the IRCC now credits work experience obtained under an open work permit toward the work experience criteria for vulnerable workers

See below the eligibility requirements for applicants in Canada or outside Canada intending to apply for permanent residency under the Agri Food Pilot:

  • Applicants must have at least a cumulative of one year, non-seasonal, full-time experience in the following three years—that is, at least 1,560 hours over 52 weeks.
  • Applicant must be skilled in one or more of the Agri food jobs that qualify in one of the relevant industries.
    This expertise must have been obtained over the course of a minimum 12-month LMIA-based work visa.
  • Applicants must have received an offer for a full-time, permanent non-seasonal position in a qualifying occupation in one of the qualified Agri-food industries.
  • The applicant must have a standard education on same level with a high school diploma in Canada.
  • Applicants must have enough settlement money to support themselves and their families if they intend to move with them. However, applicants do not need to present a settlement money if they are currently employed in Canada under a work permit.
  • Applicants must have a valid temporary resident status if they already reside in Canada.
  • Applicants must reach the required minimum Agri-food pilot language score in the table below:
Language Tests Reading Writing Listening Speaking
CELPIP 4 4 4 4
IELTS GT 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.0
TEF Canada 121-150 181-225 145-180 181-225
TCF Canada 342-374 4-5 331-368 4-5

 

See below Occupations Eligible for Agri-Food Pilot

For meat product manufacturing (NAICS 3116)

  1. NOC 63201 – Butchers – retail and wholesale
  2. NOC 65202 – Meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale
  3. NOC 94141 – Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers
  4. NOC 82030 – Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
  5. No. 84120: Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
  6. NOC 85100 – Livestock labourers
  7. NOC 95106 – Labourers in food and beverage processing

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

  1. NOC 82030 – Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
  2. No. 84120: Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
  3. NOC 85100 – Livestock labourers
  4. NOC 85101 – Harvesting labourers

For animal production, excluding aquaculture (NAICS 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124 and 1129)

  1. NOC 82030 – Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors
  2. No. 84120: Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators
  3. NOC 85100 – Livestock labourers
  4. NOC 85101: Harvesting Labourers

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