Agri-Food Pilot: Apply for permanent residence

1. Complete the application package

If you want to apply for permanent residence, make sure both your job offer and work experience meet the requirements. If you don’t meet both requirements, your application for permanent residence will be refused.

Avoid processing delays by sending us a complete application.

Get ready to apply

Read the Instruction Guide (IMM 0117) for important information about your eligibility, fees and how to apply.

Get your checklist and forms


Forms for the employer to fill out

Forms for you (principal applicant) to fill out

Forms for you (principal applicant) to fill out, if applicable

Tips for downloading and filling out the application forms

IMM 0008 is a barcode form. Make sure you validate it and submit all the pages:

2. Get your fingerprints and photo taken

If you’re between 14 and 79 years old, you need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) for every application for permanent residence you submit. Even if you gave your biometrics in the past and they’re still valid.

COVID-19: Changes to biometrics

Biometrics collection services are unavailable at some sites.

Find out what to do if there’s a service disruption at the site closest to you.

3. Pay your fees online

How to pay your fees

4. Submit your application

Mail your application to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Agri-Food Pilot
Centralized Intake Office
PO BOX 8700
Sydney, NS
B1P 0G2

The CIO will make sure your application is complete. If it is, the CIO will send it to a different office to be processed. That office will contact you if it needs other documents from you when it starts processing your application.

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