Agri-Food Immigration Pilot: Meet the requirements

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot Program, you must meet all these requirements. You must

Work experience

You need 1 year of non-seasonal work experience (at least 1,560 hours) in the past 3 years. Your work experience must be in an eligible occupation within an eligible industry.

Work experience must be acquired in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

To calculate your hours of work experience

Job offer

You must have a genuine job offer to work in an eligible occupation within an eligible industry.

The job you’re offered must meet all of these requirements

Language requirements

You must prove your ability in English or French.

To measure your levels, we use the

The minimum language requirements for the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot are


You must submit your results from a designated language test. These results must be less than 2 years old when you apply.

Find out more about language testing.

Educational requirements

You must have

Settlement funds

Unless you’re already working legally in Canada when you apply, you must prove you have enough money to support yourself and any family members while you get settled in your community.

You must prove you have enough money to support any family members you may have, even if they’re not coming to Canada with you.

You will need to have 50% of the low income cut-off totals for the year you apply.

The low income cut-off totals are updated every year. More details will be provided when final numbers for each year are available on our website.

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