Step 1. What this program offers
Intake period: Closed
The intake period for the Dairy Direct Payment Program is now closed.
The objective of the Dairy Direct Payment Program is to support dairy producers as a result of market access commitments made under recent international trade agreements, namely the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
In August 2019, the federal government announced that it will make available $1.75 billion to supply-managed cow's milk producers. Up to $345 million and $468 million in direct payments was made available in 2019-20 and 2020-21 respectively.
The payment schedule for the remaining $937 million in direct payments over the next 2 years is:
- $469 million in 2021-2022
- $468 million in 2022-2023
The full amounts announced are available to producers in the form of direct payments
|Notional allocation of funds on a provincial basis||Allocated Quota
(% of the P10 Rounded)
|Provincial share $|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||0.64%||$3,017,030.57|
|Prince Edward Island||1.27%||$5,937,333.94|
Amounts are available up to March 31 of each year. To receive a payment, registrations must be signed and received no later than March 31 of each year.
Eligible producers must register every year of the program to receive a payment.
The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) has been mandated to deliver the program. The CDC will:
- collect information from provincial milk marketing boards on the licensed quota holders
- calculate individual payments based on the percentage of each producer's provincial quota holdings
- work closely with each of the provincial milk marketing boards to deliver funding