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Supporting Canada’s supply-managed sectors

The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to full and fair compensation for supply-managed sectors to address the impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

On August 16, 2019, the federal government announced that $1.75 billion would be made available to compensate supply-managed dairy farmers across Canada. Of this amount, funding of $345 million was available under the first year (2019-2020) of the Dairy Direct Payment Program and direct payments have been made to all eligible producers who registered.

On November 28, 2020, the Government announced it has set a schedule to deliver the remaining $1.405 billion through direct payments to support supply-managed dairy farmers over a timeline of only three years.

Dairy farmers will receive, on the basis of their milk quota, cash payments of up to $468 million in 2020-21, $469 million in 2021-22 and $468 million in 2022-23. The Canadian Dairy Commission will be mandated to make these payments.

Together with the $250-million Dairy Farm Investment Program, this brings the total compensation package for dairy producers for the impacts of CETA and CPTPP to $2 billion.

The Government also announced $691 million for 10-year programs for Canada's 4,800 chicken, egg, broiler hatching egg, and turkey farmers. Responding to sector demands, these programs will drive innovation and growth for farmers. Program details will be designed in consultation with sector representatives and launched as soon as possible.

The Government of Canada remains committed to providing full and fair compensation for the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement, and to processors of supply managed products.

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