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Canada Immigration: Aims At Workers in the Sector of Agri-food

Canada Immigration: Aims Workers in the Sector of Agri food

An agri-food immigration pilot program, aimed at reaching its workforce needs in the sector in specific in the fields of mushroom production and meat processing, will be examined from the starting of 2020 for three years and this pilot program provides Canada PR to all eligible workers. 

Canadian Government new path in a sector that depends mainly on seasonal workers. The success of our farmers and food processors in Canada lies in their capability to hire and hold the workforce they require to take advantage of possibilities at home and overseas, said Mary. Minister of Agri-Food and  Agriculture, Claude Bibeau, said this pilot program would assist and assure the companies in the agriculture sector, and agri-food sector has the individuals they require to do the work, contribute to improve our economy and feed the planet.

Agri-food Immigration Pilot Program Processes 2,750 Applicants Per Year

The Immigration Ministry has planned to allow a maximum of 2,750 applicants per year, which does not include their family members of the appellant. On the whole, while the 3 years of experimentation, nearly 16,500 latest permanent residents should be welcomed by this program, which finishes the panel of special pathways for permanent visa access. 

The Canadian Government's economic immigration strategy is connected around many mechanisms include the Provincial Nominee Program, Atlantic Immigration pilot for Canada, and the Pilot Program of Rural Immigration that target the sectoral requirements of the country. 

A Principal Economic Sector

In Canada, out of eight positions, there is one job in the agri-food sector, and this sector provides significantly to the growth of GDP. In 2018, the nation's agricultural exports approached to a record of CAD 66.2 billion.

Ceta should certainly give a hike to Canada's agri-food industry. As per  All Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (ACCA), the free trade deal should indeed produce for Canada an impact of CAD 1.5 billion on economy in new agri-food exports, along with 600 million for the beef, CAD 400 million for pork meat, CAD 100 million for oilseeds and grains, CAD 100 million for products in the sugar industry, and more than CAD 300 million for processed fruits, foods and vegetables. 

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