How to Work in Canada as a Farm Worker? Immigration and Everything you Need To Know

Are you looking for farm jobs in Canada? Before you move there, here is everything you need to know about the application process, requirements, VISA, etc.

Canada is a multi-dimensional country with an abundance of opportunities for immigrants. Canada has called applications for agricultural laborers. The demand for farmers has reached top-notch from 2019, reaching 17000 vacancies. Agricultural jobs are in demand for the future.

Farmers can see a great future in Canada, they can settle over there with their families because there is a bright future for agricultural jobs. Now we will understand what is the procedure for moving to Canada. what are the provinces in Canada that have a high demand for agricultural jobs? how do apply to get you started on an adventure of a lifetime?


Provinces in Canada with huge demand for farm workers

 There are provinces and territories in Canada that are in huge demand of farm workers, they are in shortage of laborers and in huge demand for skills. Before moving to any other country, ensure you do complete research about the provinces and then plan to move so that you can live comfortably.  Be sure to research prospects such as job employment opportunities, cost of living, and safety and security since different provinces have different types of challenges.

We will be presenting to you the job opportunities in each province or territory that will be marked by either “Fair”, “Limited”, “Undetermined” or “Good”. Here is the list of provinces that are open for farm workers and ready to offer you jobs to showcase your skills.


Location      Job anticipation
Alberta       Fair
British Columbia       Fair
Manitoba       Fair
New Brunswick       Limited
Newfoundland and Labrador       Fair
Northwest Territories       Undetermined (no data on job prospects in this province)
Nova Scotia       Good
Nunavut       Undetermined (no data on job prospects in this province)
Ontario       Good
Prince Edward Island       Good
Quebec       Fair
Saskatchewan       Good
Yukon Territory       Undetermined (no data on job prospects in this province)

The provinces with good ratings have a high demand for farm jobs. Here are the factors that help you determine the availability of agricultural jobs in these provinces.

  • The prediction of potential high employee turnover could generate more employment opportunities.
  • Work in this occupation is seasonable and due to the nature and circumstances of this occupation, working during the summer months are more preferred.
  • The stable employment rate has been maintained for a long.
  • The vacancies are available due to retirement.
  • There are a few farmers who are unemployed with experience in this occupation.
  • Growth in employment in this province will result in new vacancies.

How To apply for agricultural jobs in Canada?

Before migrating to Canada, you will have to follow the below steps.

  • Go to
  • Create an online express entry profile and Register yourself as a Candidate.
  • Fill in your details.
  • Check whether you meet the eligibility criteria of the program and job requirements.
  • Check your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score – under the Express Entry system or other points-driven programs.
  • Gather the required documents and upload them.
  • Apply to the program, pay the fees and submit the application.

After applying, then your waiting time starts. Canada embassy officials contact you if your application matches all the eligibility criteria.

How to migrate to Canada as a Farm worker?

To migrate to Canada as a Farmworker, you need to be aware of the programs that support your migration. Here is the details of one such popular program, the agri-food pilot program.

The Agri-Food program is a pilot program, it is not confirmed as a permanent program. the aim is to test the feasibility of the pilot for the long term. Furthermore, the Agri-Food Pilot aims to fill the labor shortages and needs in the agri-food sector. The program will run till 2023 as of now. This program is suitable for foreign nationals who are experienced non-seasonal workers and who want to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

What are the eligibility criteria for permanent residence under the agri-food program?

  • The government of Canada demands Canadian work experience in different occupations and industries.
  • You must have a non-seasonal job offer from a Canadian employer in one of the eligible industries outside of Quebec.
  • You must fulfill language requirements.
  • Applicants must have the necessary settlement funds where needed.
  • If Applicants are already residing in Canada, then they should maintain temporary residence status.
  • You must have a Canadian high school diploma or Education Credential Assessment (ECA) report from a recognized university or professional body. This acts as proof that you have completed foreign credential school.
  • ECA report should not be more than 5 years old from the date of application.
  • The ECA report should be issued on or after the date the organization was registered.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is it difficult for farmers to get permanent residence in Canada?

Famers can get permanent residence in Canada if they target the right province and territories. Before moving to Canada, it is recommended to do research about provinces, and jobs and ensure you check the eligibility criteria for different programs.

2. What is a Canadian farmer worker’s VISA?

This issue is offered to seasonal foreign workers who wish to work in the agricultural land of Canada. This is known as a fruit picker visa or agricultural visa because it is offered for seasonal work like agriculture and fruit picking. To get a farm worker VISA, you need a job offer letter, LMIA, and job contract.

3. Are residents of all countries eligible for farmer worker visas?

Canada farmer visa is issued for level C or D workers, you need not have high education or experience to get this visa. But only the following country’s residents are eligible for farmer worker visas. You can apply for a labour work visa not only in the farm worker field but also in other fields.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Montserrat
  • Kitts-Nevis
  • Lucia
  • Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
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