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Agriculture Roundup for Thursday September 28, 2023

Changes to Canada’s Express Entry through category-based selection will help address labour shortages by inviting candidates with specific work experience or French language ability to apply for permanent residence.

The first round of invitations for agriculture and agri-food occupations through category-based selection began this week.

The focus will be on candidates with experience as agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors, and retail and wholesale butchers who will help the sector attract the skilled talent it needs across the country.

Canada’s Express Entry system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals with expertise in critical fields.

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