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Dairy Direct Payment Program: Step 4. After you register

Step 4. After you register

The Dairy Direct Payment Program is no longer accepting program registrations.

The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) will calculate individual payments based on the percentage of each holder’s quota relative to the provincial quota as of August 31, 2019. The CDC will work closely with each of the provincial milk marketing boards to deliver the funding.

Based on estimates and averages, eligible dairy producers can expect to receive approximately $315 per kg of daily quota. For example, a farm with 80 cows could receive around $28,000.

Government payments to producers under the program will be treated as income in the year the payment is received. Income tax will be assessed accordingly.

If you didn’t receive a payment

There could be a few reasons:

For more information, please call the Contact Centre at 1-877-246-4682 (TTY 613-773-2600) or by email at and someone will assist you.

Service standards

Our goal is to achieve our service standards at a minimum of 80% of the time under normal circumstances:

Report on the Dairy Direct Payment Program

The report on the funding distribution for each province is as of March 31, 2020 and is based on producer registrations.

Provinces Funding distributed in millions
Newfoundland and Labrador 2.12
Prince Edward Island 4.35
Nova Scotia 7.45
New Brunswick 5.80
Quebec 126.98
Ontario 104.01
Manitoba 15.06
Saskatchewan 10.79
Alberta 30.97
British Columbia 31.09
Total 338.63
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