New Agri-food Immigration Pilot Program to be launched soon

The Canadian government has announced a new three-year immigration pilot program to bring full-time non-seasonal agricultural workers into Canada, including a pathway to permanent residency.

The pilot is a collaboration between Agriculture and Agri-food Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

IRCC has stated that this program will help non-seasonal foreign agrifood workers brought to Canada through the temporary foreign worker program secure permanent residency status, instead of having to renew their work permits repeatedly.

The program is expected to roll out later this year.

With this new Agrifood Immigration Pilot Along the earlier announced Rural & Northern immigration Pilot program, there will be more opportunities for foreign nationals to immigrate to Canada with employment.

Being prepared before the programs roll out is the key for successful entry into Canada. Contact us by email info@alexanderimmigration.ca and/or book your consultation through our website www.alexanderimmigration.ca to plan a successful immigration strategy to Canada.

BC Regional Pilot for Entrepreneurs

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British Columbia has launched a new Regional Pilot for Entrepreneurs interested in immigrating to Canada with community referral.

The new program is designed to assist small remote communities in British Columbia to attract new businesses and create new jobs.

Interested entrepreneurs must first assess their eligibility, then complete an exploratory visit to the community where they wish to set up their business, present a business proposal to the community’s designated pilot representative, and request a referral from the community to register under the pilot.

To be eligible for this program, the candidate must:

Invest a minimum of $100,000 in eligible business;

Hold a minimum personal net worth of $300,000;

have experience of 3+ years as an active business owner-manager or 4+ years as a senior manager within the last five years;

retain a minimum of 51 percent ownership in the new business;

create at least one new job for a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

obtain minimum proficiency in English or French equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 and above

All candidates are given scores upon registering, and candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for the BC PNP every month. Some applicants may have to attend an in-person interview to discuss certain aspects of their application if required.

Approved applicants (after signing a performance agreement with BC PNP) are issued a work permit support letter from BC PNP which is then used to apply for the two-year work permit with IRCC. Once the terms and conditions of their performance agreement are met, and all requirements fulfilled, the candidates are nominated for Canadian Permanent Residence.

Please contact Alexander Immigration Services by email info@alexanderimmigration.ca or telephone +1 647 773 3673 for further details.

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Rural & Northern Immigration Pilot

Canada has launched a new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot to help bring new skilled worker immigrants to smaller communities. This Pilot was developed to help spread the benefits of economic immigration to smaller communities throughout Canada that are contending with ageing populations and labour shortages

The Government of Canada will work with local communities to:

– use immigration to help meet local labour market needs and support regional economic development;

– test a new pathway to permanent residence in rural Canada for skilled foreign nationals at various skill levels;

– create welcoming environments that encourage and help new immigrants to stay in their new communities;

This community-driven Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot will facilitate permanent residence for foreign workers of various skill levels in eligible communities in the following provinces and territories:

Ontario

Manitoba

Saskatchewan

Alberta

British Columbia

Yukon

Northwest Territories

Nunavut

The new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot will operate alongside Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program. Communities selected will be announced in spring 2019, with the identification of new permanent resident candidates to start in summer 2019.

Interested? Write to info@alexanderimmigration.ca for further information and to check your eligibility to immigrate to Canada.