Agri-Food Pilot (AFP) Program: Application process and who can apply

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Who can apply

Those eligible to apply are foreign nationals who have the ability to become economically established and intend to reside in a province or territory outside Quebec, and meet all of the following criteria, as listed under Eligibility requirements in Guide 0117 – Agri-Food Pilot:

Submitting an application

All applications for permanent residence under the Agri-Food Pilot (AFP) Program must be submitted online or on paper to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) – Sydney.

Eligibility for processing

The AFP Program is to operate for 3 years, and a maximum of 2,750 complete applications (from principal applicants) will be accepted into processing each calendar year, in accordance with the requirements specified in section 14.1 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).

Breakdown by occupation per calendar year

Job offer to work as a Number of applications accepted per year
Farm supervisor or specialized livestock worker (NOC B 8252) 50
Industrial butcher (NOC C 9462) or retail butcher (NOC B 6331) 1470
Food processing labourer (NOC D 9617) 730
General farm worker (NOC C 8431) 200
Harvesting labourer (NOC D 8611) 300

Occupational caps prorated for the year 2020

Job offer to work as a Number of applications accepted per year
Farm supervisor or specialized livestock worker (NOC B 8252) 32
Industrial butcher (NOC C 9462) or retail butcher (NOC B 6331) 928
Food processing labourer (NOC D 9617) 461
General farm worker (NOC C 8431) 126
Harvesting labourer (NOC D 8611) 189

Applications must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in section 10 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) and in the application kit to be considered complete and eligible for processing.

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: