Agri-Food Pilot: Eligible industries and occupations

National Occupational Classification 2021

On November 16, 2022, we switched to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Use the NOC 2016 page if you submitted your application on or before November 15, 2022.

We extended this pilot

We will be accepting applications until May 14, 2025.

To apply to the Agri-Food Pilot, you need to

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 under the pilot are:

Eligible occupations

Occupations are classified by the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code. You can check the duties for each occupation by searching the NOC website.

Eligible occupations for each eligible industry are listed below.

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

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

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

Annual application limits

We will process a maximum limit of 2,750 applications each year. We no longer use annual limits for individual occupations.

Starting on January 1 of each year, we’ll process applications on a first-come, first-served basis.

If we reject your application because the annual limit has been reached, we’ll refund your application fees.

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