Agri-Food Immigration Pilot: Meet the requirements
To be eligible for the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot Program, you must meet all these requirements. You must
- have qualifying work experience
- have a qualifying job offer
- meet or exceed the minimum language requirements
- meet or exceed the educational requirements
- prove you have enough money to support your transition into the community
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
- Count the hours worked in full-time jobs
- the hours can be in different eligible occupations and with different employers
- the hours must be accumulated over a total period of at least 12 months (working more weekly hours cannot shorten this period)
- the hours must be accumulated while being authorized to work in Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program on the basis of a Labour Market Impact Assessment with a minimum 12 month duration
- Don’t count hours you weren’t paid for; volunteering or unpaid internships don’t count
- Don’t count hours when you were self-employed
The job you’re offered must meet all of these requirements
- The job must be full-time
- this means mean you work at least 30 paid hours per week
- The job must be non-seasonal
- in general, this means you have consistent and regularly scheduled paid employment throughout the year
- Your employment is permanent
- this means that there is no set end date
- The wage must meet or exceed the Job Bank’s prevailing wage for the occupation indicated on the job offer
- Your job offer must be for a job in Canada, outside of Québec
You must prove your ability in English or French.
To measure your levels, we use the
- Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for English
- Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) for French
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.
You must have
- A Canadian high school diploma or
- An educational credential assessment (ECA) report, from a designated organization or professional body, showing that you completed a foreign credential at the high school level or above.
- the ECA report must be less than 5 years old on the date of your application
- the original ECA report must have been issued on or after the date the organization was designated
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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