New immigration pilot will supply everlasting residency to migrant farm-workers


OTTAWA – The Liberal authorities is launching a brand new three-year immigration experiment that goals to assist fill labour shortages in Canada’s agri-food sector.

Over the past a number of years, industries comparable to meat processing and mushroom farming have relied on seasonal short-term overseas staff attributable to labour shortages, although the work isn’t seasonal.

This new pilot program, which is to start in 2020, goals to draw and retain migrant staff by giving them a possibility to turn into everlasting residents.

At present, migrant farm staff who come to Canada via this system for seasonal agricultural staff are solely given limited-term work permits and would not have a pathway to everlasting residency.

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Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, Monday April 29, 2019 in Ottawa. The Liberal government is launching a new three-year immigration pilot that aims to help fill labour shortages within Canada's agri-food sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau responds to a query throughout Query Interval within the Home of Commons, Monday April 29, 2019 in Ottawa. The Liberal authorities is launching a brand new three-year immigration pilot that goals to assist fill labour shortages inside Canada’s agri-food sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA – The Liberal authorities is launching a brand new three-year immigration experiment that goals to assist fill labour shortages in Canada’s agri-food sector.

Over the past a number of years, industries comparable to meat processing and mushroom farming have relied on seasonal short-term overseas staff attributable to labour shortages, although the work isn’t seasonal.

This new pilot program, which is to start in 2020, goals to draw and retain migrant staff by giving them a possibility to turn into everlasting residents.

At present, migrant farm staff who come to Canada via this system for seasonal agricultural staff are solely given limited-term work permits and would not have a pathway to everlasting residency.

Beneath this new pilot, short-term overseas farm staff will be capable to apply for everlasting residency after 12 months and, in the event that they’re authorised, can even be allowed to deliver their households to Canada.

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says Canadian farmers and meals processors want a dependable workforce to achieve success and this pilot will assist employers to have higher entry to the employees they should get the job achieved.