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Financial Support for Aspiring Farmers

Description

With our Financial Support Program for Aspiring Farmers, we help young producers establish themselves on an existing farm or start a new business.

Which grant matches your business plan?

The Establishment Grant seeks to:

  • Facilitate your full-time establishment;
  • Encourage you to acquire agricultural training;
  • Grant you financial support of between $20,000 and $50,000.

The Start-Up Grant seeks to:

  • Facilitate your part-time start-up;
  • Encourage you to acquire agricultural training;
  • Grant you financial support of between $10,000 and $25,000.

What can the grant be used for?

Both the Establishment Grant and Start-Up Grant can be used for productive investments at your operation, such as:

  • Land improvement;
  • Equipment purchase;
  • Etc.

Your grant is enhanced along with your training

Training levelFull time
Establishment Grant
Part time
Start-Up Grant
Training level 1, examples:
  • Bachelor's of Science in agriculture
  • Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) in farm management and operations 
  • Other equivalent diplomas
$50,000$25,000
Training level 2, examples:
  • Bachelor's degree in administration, biology or other eligible training
  • DCS in administration 
  • Other equivalent diplomas
$30,000$15,000
Training level 3, examples:
  • Bachelor's degree or DCS in another field
  • Attestation of Collegial Studies or Secondary School Vocational Diploma (SSVP) in agriculture 
  • Secondary School Graduation Diploma or SSVP other than in agriculture (combined with agricultural training)
$20,000$10,000

Tournez-vous vers l’excellence! Contest

Do you know about our contest recognizing excellence? If you are between 18 and 40 years old, you could have a chance at winning a $5000 grant or one of two $2500 grants. Go to the Contest Page to find out how to register and see the young entrepreneurs who have distinguished themselves in recent years.