You must register for direct deposit to receive AgriStability payments

The Government of Canada is replacing paper cheques with direct deposits.

  • Direct deposit is a convenient and secure way to electronically transfer funds into your bank account.
  • You must register for direct deposit to receive AgriStability payments.

AgriStability Fee – Electronic Payment Options

You can now pay your AgriStability fee online or by telephone. Paying your fee electronically is a quick and secure way to make your fee payment.

Contact your financial institution to see if it offers this service. Register with your financial institution and pay your fee to AAFC AgriStability using your AgriStability Participant Identification Number (PIN) found on your Enrolment Notice.

AgriStability provides support when you experience a large margin decline. You may be able to receive an AgriStability payment when your current year program margin falls below 70% of your reference margin.

AgriStability is based on margins:

Program margin - your allowable income minus your allowable expenses in a given year, with adjustments for changes in receivables, payables and inventory. These adjustments are made based on information you submit on the AgriStability harmonized form.

Reference margin - your average program margin for three of the past five years (the lowest and highest margins are dropped from the calculation). Your reference margin will be limited to the lower of your historical reference margin or your average allowable expenses for the years used to calculate your reference margin.

Should your production margin fall below 70% of your reference margin in a given year, you will receive a program payment.


Provides support when you experience a large margin decline. 

Contact Information

For more information please contact the AgriStability Administration.

AgriStability is delivered in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Yukon by the federal government. The information on this website refers to deadlines and other delivery details for these provinces only.

If you are in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, or Prince Edward Island, AgriStability is delivered provincially. Please visit your respective provincial administration using the links above.

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