Wine Sector Support Program: Step 3. How to apply

Step 3. How to apply

Intake period: Open

The application intake period for the 2022-2023 fiscal year (April-March) is open for grape wine and other primary agricultural product-based wine products, excluding cider and mead.

To be considered for support through the program for the 2022-2023 fiscal year, you must submit your application by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, August 12, 2022. AAFC’s Call Centre (Toll-free: 1-866-367-8506) is available to respond to inquiries until 6 p.m. Pacific Time. For guidance on how to submit an application to the program, please reference the Applicant guide.

During the application intake period, you can apply to be considered for a grant payment. To be considered for a payment for both program years (2022-2023 and 2023-2024), you must submit a complete application in each year.

Your application will be assessed only after each intake period closes. All applications will be given consideration.

Before you apply, please read the Applicant guide and Annex A: How to complete the application form for detailed information on eligibility criteria, support and funding available and the application process.

Information you must include in your application

  • Proof of your valid wine license issued by the Canada Revenue Agency, where the effective date and expiry date of the license are clearly visible
  • Production records sufficient to trace the primary agricultural product to the resultant wine
  • Records of transactions between you and the primary agricultural product source(s) and/or other wine licensees

Please note that the submission of an application creates no obligation on the part of the Minister or of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada officials to provide funding. The Minister retains discretion to determine, based on other public policy and public interest considerations, whether an application will ultimately receive funding.

PDF forms

If you have problems opening a PDF form in your Internet browser, you need to:

  • Use your computer. The forms may not open on mobile devices (iPads, tablets, mobile phones).
  • Make sure you have Adobe Reader 11 (or higher) already installed on your computer. If not, download Adobe Reader 11 or higher for free. Adobe has help for solving common issues.
  • You must save the file on your computer in a place you can remember.
  • Open the file on your computer using Adobe Reader 11 or higher.
  • If you can't open the form with Adobe Reader 11 or higher, contact the program.
How to download and open a PDF form
  • Microsoft Windows Operating System computers using "Internet Explorer" or "Microsoft Edge" as your browser
    1. Right-click on the link you want to save
    2. Select "Save target as" or "Save link as"
    3. Choose the location on your computer where you would like to save the file
    4. Select "Save"
    5. Open Adobe Reader 11 or higher
    6. Select "File"
    7. Select "Open"
    8. Go to the location where you saved the file
    9. Select the PDF file
    10. Select "Open"
  • Microsoft Windows Operating System or Apple computers using "Chrome" or Firefox" as your browser
    1. Right-click on the link you want to save
    2. When the option menu appears, choose "Download link file" or "Download link file as"
    3. Choose the location on your computer where you would like to save the file. Your computer will start the download once you have selected a location.
    4. Open Adobe Reader 11 or higher
    5. Go to the location where you saved the file
    6. Select the PDF file
    7. Select "Open"

To apply, complete the Application Form (PDF).

All required fields (*) on the form must be completed.