Quebec Province as an Exception

Temporary foreign workers should note that the Agri-food Immigration Pilot is excepted Quebec because the province has its own immigration system. However, Quebec has provisions for non-seasonal workers under the Pilot’s Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

It is a two-year program that allows temporary foreign workers with an eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) code to get employment. The Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) then oversees the permanent selection of workers from this lot.

Industries and occupations that are eligible under the Pilot

  • Retail and industrial butchers
  • Food processing workers
  • Meat production and manufacturing
  • Farm supervisors, general farm labourers and harvesting workers
  • Specialized livestock labourers
  • Animal production
  • Mushroom production
  • Nursery, greenhouse and floriculture production


By launching the Agri-food Immigration Pilot, the Canadian government has ensured that they can retain skill and talent in the Agriculture and food production sectors. Thanks to this three-year program, temporary foreign workers now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attain permanent Canadian residence. This these are booming industries, the Pilot will not only help immigrants secure jobs, but also ensure the living standard of all Canadians is improved.

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