Advance Payments Program: Step 3. How to apply

Step 3. How to apply

Intake period: Open

The application intake period for the program is open.

Participating producer organizations act as Advance Payments Program (APP) Administrators and deliver the program on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

You can apply for an APP advance through 27 Advance Payments Program Administrators across Canada. Their staff will guide you through the application process, advise you of any administration fees that they may charge, and explain the terms of repayment.

Administrators’ role in the APP

APP Administrators sign annual tripartite agreements with their financial institution, which finances the advances, and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. The agreement authorizes APP Administrators to deliver the program to producers. Once their agreement is signed, APP Administrators become responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the program. They assess a producer's eligibility, coordinate the application process, determine and issue advance amounts and manage the producer advances until they are fully repaid, while respecting the terms and conditions of their agreements.