COVID-19 Financial support for farmers and food processors
Access risk management programs
Business Risk Management Programs
Business Risk Management programs are the tools that provide agricultural producers with protection against income and production losses, helping them manage risks that threaten the viability of their farms.
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
Emergency On-Farm Support Fund
If you employ Canadian or temporary foreign workers, you could receive funding for improvements to employee living quarters, temporary or emergency housing (on or off-farm), personal protective equipment (PPE), and other health and safety measures. Learn more about the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund.
Get support for your processing operation
Emergency Processing Fund
You could receive funding to access personal protective equipment (PPE), adapt to health protocols, or automate or modernize your facilities, processes, and operations.
Learn more about the Emergency Processing Fund
Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund
If you are a fish or seafood processor, you could access funding to safely and efficiently process, store, package, and distribute products.
Regional Development Agencies are now accepting applications to the Fund.
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.
Learn more about the Emergency Food Security Fund
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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