Resources

Agri-Business Assistance Programs 

Here is a short description of the programs available to agri-businesses. These programs can provide you with financial assistance through grants or loans.

Type

Eligibility

Grant

  • Indigenous peoples or organizations

  • Agriculture producers (individuals or groups)

  • Agri-businesses

Amounts available

Funding up to 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of $20,000 per year.

Description

  • Support, develop and extend markets (domestic and international).

  • Financial assistance for tools, strategic infrastructure, innovative technologies and resources needed to the agricultural industry’s competitiveness, profitability, and sustainability.

  • For producers interested in extending the growing season, adding produce-conditioning equipment and on-farm storage capacity or expanding your business with equipment that can increase efficiency and capacity. 

Type

Eligibility

Grant

  • Indigenous peoples or organizations

  • Agriculture producers (individuals or groups)

  • Agri-businesses

Amounts available

Funding up to 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of $100,000 per project

Description

  • Product conception and development 

  • Productivity and competitiveness enhancement 

  • The program can be used for the purchase of specialized and/or automated equipment.

Type

Eligibility

Grant

  • Indigenous peoples or organizations

  • Agriculture producers (individuals or groups)

  • Agri-businesses

Amounts available

Funding up to 75% of eligible costs to a maximum of $50,000 per project.

Description

  • Funding to support:

    • Farm and post farm food safety programs 

    • Post-farm agri-food safety training and development

    • Purchase of equipment and systems, implementation of traceability pilot projects.

    • Implementation and promotion of farm bio-security programs and measures.

    • Implementation of animal welfare programs

    • Agriculture awareness at trade shows, seminars and school events

  • In response to COVID-19, funding support will also be made available for measures that contribute to improved worker safety and allow processors to remain open (for example: safety panels, personal safety equipment).

 
 

Find Employees and Basic Training

These are resources to help you find employees and a link to a basic online training program.

 

Support / Wages subsidy

This section will provide you with a list of programs designed to help with employees’ wages. 

Cost

Eligibility

-

  • Agricultural organizations

  • Individuals

  • Taxable corporations

Description

A subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 24 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to August 29, 2020.

Temporary wage subsidy for employers 

Cost

Eligibility

-

  • Individual businesses

  • Partnerships

  • Non-profit organization

Description

  • A three-month measure that will allow eligible employers to reduce the amount of payroll deductions required to be remitted to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Cost

Eligibility

-

  • Canadian employers in the farming and food production and processing sectors.

Description

  • One-time contribution

  • A maximum non-repayable contribution amount of $1,500 for each temporary foreign worker.

  • Available as long as the order under the Quarantine Act is in force. 

Support / Wages Subsidies

This section will provide you with a list of programs designed to help with employees’ wages. 

Type

Eligibility

Financial Support 

  • Agricultural organizations

  • Individuals

  • Taxable corporations

Description

A subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 24 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to August 29, 2020.

Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers 

Type

Eligibility

Financial Support 

  • Individual businesses

  • Partnerships

  • Non-profit organizations

Description

A three-month measure that will allow eligible employers to reduce the amount of payroll deductions required to be remitted to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Type

Eligibility

Financial Support 

  • Canadian employers in the farming and food production and processing sectors.

Description

  • One-time contribution

  • A maximum non-repayable contribution of $1,500 for each temporary foreign worker

  • Available as long as the order under the Quarantine Act is in force

Type

Eligibility

Financial Support 

  • Producers

  • Food processors

  • Agricultural-related NGO

Description

  • 50% of wages (maximum of $14,000)

  • 100% of costs for relocation (maximum of $5,000)

Protection Measures

Resources to keep you informed about protection measures.

Description

Information provided by WorksafeNB for employers and workers.

 
 

Mental Health

Stress is very high in the agricultural sector, especially in this time of pandemic.  Don't hesitate to call a psychologist or use the resources presented here. It’s important for you and the people around you.

Description

A subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 24 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to August 29, 2020.

Suicide Prevention and Support

Description

There is help. Call 1-833-456-4566
Available 24 hours a day,  7 days a week

Description

Find a list of licensed psychologists practicing in your region. 

Description

The Do More Agriculture Foundation has a list of resources to help producers take care of their mental well-being.

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