More low-skilled workers should become permanent residents, study says

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 09:00:50 +0000

Canada should do more to retain lower-skilled temporary residents in Canada, according to a Ryerson University policy brief. The brief was published by the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration. The CERC is a program that supports Canadian universities by awarding world-renowned researchers up to $10 million to establish research projects. The CERC in Migration […]

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Why Canada needs an Agri-Food Immigration Program

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:35:21 +0000

Canada’s recent launch of its Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is long overdue. For decades, the country has struggled to find enough workers to support one of its most important industries. The agri-food industry results in $110 billion in domestic sales each year, plus an additional $65 billion in export sales. The industry supports 1 in every […]

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Canada launches Agri-Food Immigration Pilot

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 20:16:10 +0000

Applications are now being accepted for the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot. The pilot is intended to address the labour needs of Canadian employers in the meat processing, mushroom and greenhouse production, and livestock-raising industries. Temporary visa holders who are already in Canada working in these fields will be able to apply for permanent residence under the […]

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Agri-Food Immigration Pilot launch postponed until May

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:17:05 +0000

The launch of a new Canadian immigration pilot for foreign workers in the agri-food industry has been rescheduled as the government continues its response to coronavirus. The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot is now expected to be open to applicants from May 15, 2020, until May 14, 2023. The pilot was supposed to start accepting applications on […]

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Agriculture labour shortage feared amid COVID-19 travel bans

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 21:03:58 +0000

There is never a shortage of work to do on Canadian farms, and as Canada halts most non-residents from entering the country, agriculture industry professionals fear unfilled gaps in the labour market may affect production. As the ground begins to thaw in the spring, Canadian farmers need to start planting crops for the year’s harvest. […]

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Canada announces 3-year permanent residence pilot for eligible agri-food workers

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:04:18 +0000

Temporary foreign workers with experience in Canada’s agri-food sector will have a new pathway to Canadian permanent residence starting in early 2020.  The three-year Agri-Food Immigration Pilot will help retain experienced, non-seasonal foreign workers with eligible job offers in Canada’s agricultural and agri-foods industry. The Government of Canada says the industry exported a record $66.2 […]

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