July 19, 2020. DAS has learned that on May 15, 2020, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) started accepting application to the Agri-Food Pilot project.
According to Hon. Minister of IRCC, Marco E. L. Mendicino the 3-year project will address the manpower needs (full time and year-round needs) of employers in the meat [processing, mushroom, greenhouse production and livestock raising industries. The pilot project was designed to offer opportunity for many TFW already in the Canada to become permanent residents
Annually, 2,750 applications are allotted throughout the project. Priority is given to those who are already working in Canada.
According to IRCC. “The Agri-Food Pilot complements Canada’s existing suite of economic immigration programs, which includes the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, the caregiver’s pilots, the Global Skills Strategy, a revitalized Express Entry and the Provincial Nominee Program.”
The IRCC report also added, “Canada is committed to attracting the best talent from around the world through the Temporary Foreign Workers Program to fill skills shortages, drive local economies, and create and support middle-class jobs in communities across the country that will benefit all Canadians.
Applications to The Agri-Food Pilot are accepted till May 14, 2023. For more info, contact IRCC/Agri-Food Pilot.
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