Canada Immigration News from the CIC press release released on 08 May 2023
Canada Immigration News from the CIC press release released on 08 May 2023 Good day ladies and gentlemen, this is IRC news and I am Joy Stephen, an authorized Canadian Immigration practitioner bringing out this special edition of Immigration news from CIC press release, . This news was released by the government on 08/05/2023. I am coming to you from the Polinsys studios in Cambridge, Ontario. Today is the 10/05/2023 Canada announces extension to the Agri-Food Pilot, facilitating access to permanent residence for workers and their families The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of supporting the agri-food sector’s labour market needs and strengthening Canada’s food supply system. One key to success for Canadian farmers and food processors is their ability to recruit and retain a skilled workforce. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced the extension of the Agri-Food Pilot, which will now run until May 14, 2025. Launched in May 2020, the pilot helps facilitate the transition of experienced workers in agricultural and food industries to permanent residence in Canada. To support employers and candidates, the Minister also announced the removal of the annual occupational caps, or the limits for how many candidates can apply for a specific occupation under the pilot. Removing these limits will provide an opportunity for more eligible candidates to apply. By the end of the year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) intends to introduce new changes to the pilot in stages, including expanding open work permit access to family members of all participants in the Agri-Food Pilot—regardless of the participant’s job skill level allowing unions to attest to a candidate’s work experience, as an alternative to employer reference letters giving applicants residing in Canada the option to either meet the job offer requirement, including the median wage requirement for the job offer, or the education requirement, including educational credential assessment verification accepting work experience gained under an open work permit for vulnerable workers, giving more workers an opportunity to qualify Together, these changes are a significant step in meeting the longstanding labour market needs of employers in the meat processing, mushroom, greenhouse crop production and livestock-raising industries by helping fill ongoing labour needs with full-time, year-round employees. They also provide wider support to applicants and their family members, reduce barriers and vulnerability for candidates, and expand the pathway to permanent residence for experienced workers in these industries. The Agri-Food Pilot complements Canada’s existing suite of economic immigration programs, which includes the Atlantic Immigration Program, the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, the caregivers pilots, the Global Skills Strategy, Express Entry, and the Provincial Nominee Program. It continues to promote the skills and labour required in the agriculture and agri-food sector while also providing an opportunity for these workers to settle in Canada and contribute to our economy. Welcome to this weekly video update on PNP news brought to you by IRC News. We understand the importance of staying informed about Canadian job opportunities, data analysis, and immigration news, and that’s why we’re here to provide you with the latest information. To further your understanding of becoming a Canadian Permanent Resident, we invite you to watch our free online YouTube videos at https://polinsys.com/p. Our Canadian Authorized Representative also conducts a free Q&A session every Friday to answer any questions you may have. For more information and Zoom meeting credentials, please visit https://myar.me. It’s important to note that the Canadian Government regulates who can charge fees for immigration services, so we recommend following the link https://polinsys.co/rep for more information. If you’re looking for a free evaluation of your Canada PR application, please visit https://myar.me/evaluationXX. To stay updated with our latest news, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. We appreciate your support and hope you’ve found this video informative. If you liked this news, please like the video and to receive notifications about more Canadian job positions, please subscribe to our channel.