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Youth in agriculture

Services and information

Advance Payments Program

Provides producers with a cash advance based on the value of their agricultural products.

AgriDiversity Program

Helps under-represented groups in Canadian agriculture, including youth, women, Indigenous Peoples, and persons with disabilities to fully participate in the sector.


Offers protection against production losses caused by hail, drought, flooding, disease and other natural hazards.


Helps cover income declines and supports investments that help mitigate risks.


Offers protection against declines in farm income as a result of low prices, rising input costs and production losses.

Canadian Agricultural Loans Act Program

Increases availability of loans to new and existing farmers to establish, improve or develop their farms.

Indigenous Student Recruitment Initiative

Offers Indigenous students work experience that allows for personal growth while contributing to the goals of the department.

Youth Employment and Skills Program

Provides funding to organizations for the creation of agricultural internships that provide career-related work experiences to youth and youth facing barriers.

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