Agri-Food Immigration Pilot: Eligible industries and occupations

This pilot isn’t accepting applications yet

The complete instruction guide, document checklist and forms will be available in March 2020.

As a candidate you need to find a job and show that you have experience in an eligible industry and eligible occupation.

Eligible industries

Industries are classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). You can see specific industry definitions by searching the industry codes below on the NAICS website.

Your employer needs to include the industry code in your job offer.

Eligible industries for the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot are

Eligible jobs under the pilot program

Eligible jobs for the pilot are classified by the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code. You can see the duties for each job by searching the National Occupational Classification website.

Eligible jobs for each eligible industry are listed below.

For meat product manufacturing (NAICS 3116), eligible jobs are

For greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production, including mushroom production (NAICS 1114), eligible jobs are

For animal production, excluding aquaculture (NAICS 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124 and 1129), eligible jobs are

Application limits by occupation

There are annual limits on the number of applications that are processed for each occupation.

Starting on January 1 of each year, applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. This pilot will last for 3 years. For the first and final years of the pilot, the annual limits are adjusted based on the remaining period for that year under the pilot.

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

We’ll refund the fees for any applicant whose application is rejected because the limits have been reached.

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