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20191015 - Agri Food Immigration Pilot (Expired)

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Presenter/s: Lolita Rangel

Date: 15 October 2019

Time: 10 am - 12:15 pm Pacific

Location: webinar

Type: webinar and recording

Price: $50.00

CPD approval:

  • ICCRC - 2 cpd hours - expired 15 January 2022
  • LSBC  -  2 hours approved - expired 31 Dec 2019 -  attendance to this course will provide you with .25 hours/15 minutes of ethics and professional responsibility component for your BC Law Society reporting.
  • For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta. 




07 August 2020



15 May 2020

Program delivery update: Launch of the new Agri-Food Immigration Pilot (AFIP) Program


A new 3-year pilot program has been put in place through the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Agri-Food Immigration Class published in the Canada Gazette on August 31, 2019. The Agri-Food Immigration Pilot (AFIP) Program is designed to help address the labour needs of the Canadian agri-food sector, particularly in the year-round mushroom and greenhouse crop production, meat processing and livestock raising industries, and to attract experienced, non-seasonal workers who can settle in Canada. The pilot will run until May 14, 2023.

The pilot introduces 2 new criteria:

  • an industry-specific approach based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
  • a new level of education

In addition, there is a maximum number of complete applications processed for each eligible occupation (National Occupational Classification).


19 April 2020

Seasonal Farm Workers and Covid

 Seasonal workers will still be allowed to come to Canada, but must self isolate for 14 days after arrival.


Program Opening delayed


Covid 19 - updates



Lolita Rangel RCIC

My journey in Canada started in 2005 when I obtained a Study Permit and moved to Kamloops, BC to enroll in the Bachelor of Journalism and Public Relations program at Thompson Rivers University. The next four years of my life were spent not only getting a top education, but also getting to know life long friends.


After graduating and obtaining a Canadian Work Visa, I was honoured to work at the Mexican Consulate in Vancouver. I worked for 7 years for the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program as a Liaison Officer between the agricultural employers and the Mexican workers


I am now a Canadian Citizen and have furthered my education by taking the CILPP program at the University of British Columbian and I am now a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant with ICCRC. My goal is to continue to provide access to opportunities in Canada for all those who wish to work, study or move to this great country.



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