Some critics voice doubts about the AFIP

Following the official launch of the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot (AFIP), some first criticism started to emerge. First of all, the pilot gives a lot of power to employers. Secondly, many workers will not be eligible for it. The Senate committee on agriculture and forestry published a report forecasting a problem with finding labour in the sector. According to the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, in 2019 the national agriculture sector was short 59,000 workers and by 2025 it could reach 114,000. Having only 2750 spots annually in the pilot will not cover the shortage.

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