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COVID-19 Financial support for farmers and food processors

Access risk management programs

  • AgriStability

    You may be able to receive an AgriStability payment if your current-year program margin falls below 70% of your reference margin.
    Learn more about AgriStability

  • AgriInvest

    AgriInvest is a self-managed savings account designed to help you manage small income declines and make investments to manage risk and improve market income.
    Learn more about AgriInvest

  • AgriInsurance

    This federal-provincial-producer cost-shared program that stabilizes your income by minimizing the economic effects of primarily production losses caused by severe but uncontrollable natural hazards.
    Learn more about AgriInsurance

  • AgriRecovery

    The Government has launched national AgriRecovery approach of up to $125 million to help you if you are facing additional costs incurred by COVID-19.
    Please contact your province or territory for more information.

  • Advance Payments Program

    Under this federal loan guarantee program, you can access up to $1,000,000 per program year in advances based on the value of your eligible agricultural products, with the Government of Canada paying the interest on the first $100,000 of your advance.
    Learn more about the APP

Secure access to capital

  • Financial support, loans and access to credit

    Find support for your business through other federal programs including Canada Emergency Business Account, Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance, Regional Relief and Recovery Funds, and the Business Credit Availability Program.
    Managing your business during COVID-19

  • Farm Credit Canada – COVID-19 support program

    Access payment deferrals and additional credit of up to $500,000.
    Apply to the COVID-19 support program

  • Farm Credit Canada – Agriculture and Food Business Solutions Fund

    If you own a company experiencing unexpected business disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be able to access support through this fund managed by Forage Capital Partners.
    Learn more about the Agriculture and Food Business Solutions Fund

Find workers and support employees

  • Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program

    If you employ temporary foreign workers, you could receive $1,500 for each worker for incremental costs related to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period.
    Apply to the Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program

  • Wage top-ups for essential workers

    Workers in the agriculture sector may be eligible for wage top-ups. Each province or territory will determine eligibility and amount of support.
    Please contact your province or territory for more information.

  • Step up to the plate – Agricultural job website portal

    Find employees for your operation. This job portal provides links to job websites across Canada, including those specializing in agriculture and agri-food jobs.
    Step up to the plate – Help feed Canadians

Get support for your processing operation

Manage surplus products and improve food security for Canadians

    Emergency Fund for food security

    If you run a food bank or national food rescue agency, you may be able to access funding to help improve access to food for people experiencing food insecurity in Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Apply for Local Food Infrastructure Fund emergency funding

You can find more information on COVID-19 - Information for the agriculture and agri-food industry, including public health guidance, employment opportunities in the sector, and answers about support for producers, processors, and agri-food businesses.

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