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New immigration pilot will offer permanent residency to migrant farm-workers

posted Jul 12, 2019, 7:30 PM by Milorad Borota
The Liberal government is launching a new three-year immigration experiment that aims to help fill labour shortages in the agri-food sector

The Canadian Press July 12, 2019

This new pilot program, which is to begin in 2020, aims to attract and retain migrant workers by giving them an opportunity to become permanent residents.

Under this new pilot, temporary foreign farm workers will be able to apply for permanent residency after 12 months and, if they’re approved, will also be allowed to bring their families to Canada.