Agricultural Food Immigration Pilot: Paving the Way to Canadian Permanent Residence
Welcome to the website of the leading immigration law firm in Canada, specializing in assisting individuals and businesses with their immigration needs. We are excited to introduce you to the Agricultural Food Immigration Pilot, a groundbreaking program designed to attract and retain talented foreign workers in Canada’s booming Agriculture and Agri-Food industry. With over 10 years of experience in the field, our team of dedicated professionals is here to guide you through the immigration process and help you achieve your dreams of settling in Canada permanently.
Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-Food industry plays a pivotal role in the country’s economy, contributing a staggering $110 billion annually to the gross domestic product. Recognizing the importance of this sector and the need for skilled workers, the Government of Canada launched the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot. This three-year program offers eligible temporary foreign workers in the industry a pathway to Canadian permanent residence, allowing them to contribute to and benefit from the country’s thriving agricultural sector.
NOTE:The Government of Canada says details on how individuals can apply for Canadian permanent residence through the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot will only be available in early 2020.
The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot encompasses a range of occupations and industries within the agriculture and food processing sectors. If you have experience in any of the following roles, you may be eligible to apply:
Food Processing Laborer
Harvesting Laborer for Year-Round Mushroom Production and Greenhouse Crop Production
General Farm Worker for Year-Round Mushroom Production, Greenhouse Crop Production, or Livestock Raising
Farm Supervisor and Specialized Livestock Worker for Meat Processing, Year-Round Mushroom Production, Greenhouse Crop Production, or Livestock Raising
To be considered for Canadian permanent residence under the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot, candidates with work experience in the eligible occupations must meet the following requirements:
12 months of full-time, non-seasonal Canadian work experience in the “Temporary Foreign Worker Program” in one of the eligible occupations.
A Canadian Language Benchmark level 4 in English or French. This language requirement ensures that applicants have the necessary communication skills to succeed in the Canadian workplace.
The foreign equivalent of a high school level education or higher. This educational requirement ensures that applicants have the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to the industry.
An indeterminate job offer for full-time, non-seasonal work in Canada, outside of Quebec, at or above the prevailing wage. This job offer ensures that applicants have a secure and stable employment opportunities in the country.
2-Year LMIA for Employers
Employers in the meat processing sector who participate in the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot will receive a significant benefit—a two-year Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This assessment enables eligible employers to support their temporary foreign workers in obtaining permanent residency.
To qualify for the LMIA, meat processors must outline their plans to assist the temporary foreign workers in their journey towards permanent residency. Unionized meat processors require a letter of support from their union, while non-unionized meat processors must meet additional requirements to ensure the protection of the labor market and migrant workers, as emphasized by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).
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At our immigration law firm, we have been helping individuals and businesses navigate the complex immigration system for over a decade. Our experienced team understands the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the Agricultural Food Immigration Pilot. We are committed to providing you with comprehensive guidance and support throughout the application process, ensuring that you have the best chance of success.
By choosing our services, you gain access to our extensive network, which includes employers, industry associations, and government agencies. We will work closely with you to develop a customized strategy that aligns with your specific circumstances and goals, maximizing your chances of obtaining Canadian permanent residence through the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot.
Take the First Step Today
If you are ready to explore the exciting opportunities offered by the Agricultural Food Immigration Pilot, we invite you to contact our immigration law firm. Our team of dedicated professionals is eager to assist you with your immigration journey, providing you with the expert advice and support you need. Together, we can pave the way to your successful immigration and help you build a brighter future in Canada’s thriving Agriculture and Agri-Food industry.
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