Migration related to food and agriculture industries
Canada will soon unveil a new immigration pilot that will pave the way for foreign workers working in the agriculture and food industries to immigrate. The Canadian government has announced that this three-year pilot is designed to support the growth of the country’s agriculture and food industries. In the 2019 budget published on March 19, Canada announced that “the federal government of Canada will launch a three-year immigration pilot to help the agriculture and food industry achieve ambitious goals and attract and retain the required workforce.” It will design full-time and non-seasonal workers in the agricultural sector, which will include the path of permanent residence for these workers.
The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) supports Government of Canada programs. The council has recently announced that there are 2,750 jobs for immigrants in sectors such as meat packing, meat processing and equipment suppliers that Canadians have not yet been employed in.
As stated in the “Agri-Food Economic Strategy Table” report published in September 2018, there is an urgent need to fill this gap in the labor force in the agricultural sector, and immigration programs should be used to attract workers at all skill levels. to be It should be noted that Canada’s agriculture and food industries contribute 111 billion dollars annually and 304 million dollars a day to the economy of this country.
The immigration department of the federal government, the Immigration, Citizenship and Refugee Board, has not yet announced the details of this immigration pilot.