Agri-Food Pilot (AFP)
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
This section describes how to process applications for permanent residence submitted by applicants in the Agri-Food Pilot (AFP) Program through the paper-based application process.
The AFP Program is an economic pilot program designed to help address the labour needs of the Canadian agri-food sector, particularly in the year-round mushroom and greenhouse crop production, meat processing and livestock raising industries, and attract experienced, non-seasonal workers who can settle in Canada.
Foreign nationals must obtain a job offer in an eligible occupation and industry combination and meet minimum language, education, work experience, immigration status (if applicable) and settlement funds (if applicable) requirements to apply for the AFP Program.
- Application process and who can apply
- Completeness check upon receipt
- Putting an application into processing
- Assessing the application against the selection criteria
- Ability to become economically established
- Other situations
- Admissibility and making a final decision
- Examination before granting permanent residence
- Bridging open work permits
- International Mobility Program: Public policy, competitiveness and economy
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