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Immigration Program


Agri food industry pilot project of three years is launched by federal government of Canada to fill the labour shortage in meat and mushroom production industries.

To be eligible to participate in the pilot, candidates must have:

  • 12 months of full-time, non-seasonal Canadian work experience in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, in an eligible occupation in processing meat products, raising livestock, or growing mushrooms or greenhouse crops.

  • A Canadian Language Benchmark level 4 in English or French.

  • An education at high school level or greater (Canadian equivalency).

  • An indeterminate job offer for full-time, non-seasonal work in Canada, outside of Quebec, at or above the prevailing wage.

​Eligible Occupations and Industries

  • Meat processing.

  • Retail butcher.

  • Industrial butcher.

  • Food processing labourer.

  • Harvesting labourer 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..

Details of the program will available in 2020 as how candidates can apply.

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