Update on opening of Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

Ottawa, March 30, 2020—As the Government continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is now scheduled to open on May 15, 2020, and will accept applications until May 14, 2023.

Information on how to apply will be posted online and shared via social media closer to the launch date.

Those currently preparing their application should expect delays in receiving supporting documentation, such as proof of education and official language proficiency. Organizations that provide these services have temporarily reduced or suspended their operations in response to COVID-19.

IRCC is taking a whole-of-government approach to fighting the spread of COVID-19. The health, safety and security of Canadians, Canadian permanent residents and their families is our priority, and food security continues to be a critical part of that.

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