COVID-19 Financial support for farmers and food processors

Access risk management programs

  • Business Risk Management Programs

    Business Risk Management programs are the tools that provide agricultural producers with protection against income and production losses, helping them manage risks that threaten the viability of their farms.

Secure access to capital

  • Financial support, loans and access to credit

    Find support for your business through other federal programs including Canada Emergency Business Account, Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance, and Regional Relief and Recovery Funds.
    Managing your business during COVID-19

  • Farm Credit Canada – COVID-19 support program

    Access payment deferrals and additional credit of up to $500,000.
    Apply to the COVID-19 support program

  • Farm Credit Canada – Agriculture and Food Business Solutions Fund

    If you own a company experiencing unexpected business disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be able to access support through this fund managed by Forage Capital Partners.
    Learn more about the Agriculture and Food Business Solutions Fund

Find workers and support employees

  • Wage top-ups for essential workers

    Workers in the agriculture sector may be eligible for wage top-ups. Each province or territory will determine eligibility and amount of support.
    Please contact your province or territory for more information.

  • Step up to the plate – Agricultural job website portal

    Find employees for your operation. This job portal provides links to job websites across Canada, including those specializing in agriculture and agri-food jobs.
    Step up to the plate – Help feed Canadians

  • Emergency On-Farm Support Fund

    If you employ Canadian or temporary foreign workers, you could receive funding for improvements to employee living quarters, temporary or emergency housing (on or off-farm), personal protective equipment (PPE), and other health and safety measures. Learn more about the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund.

Get support for your processing operation

Manage surplus products and improve food security for Canadians

Emergency Fund for food security

If you run a food bank or national food rescue agency, you may be able to access funding to help improve access to food for people experiencing food insecurity in Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more about the Emergency Food Security Fund


    You can find more information on COVID-19 - Information for the agriculture and agri-food industry, including public health guidance, employment opportunities in the sector, and answers about support for producers, processors, and agri-food businesses.