- Step 1. What this program offers
- Step 2. Who is eligible
- Step 3. How to register
- Step 4. After you register
- Producer portal
- Contact information
Step 1. What this program offers
Intake period: Closed
The intake period for the Dairy Direct Payment Program is now closed.
The Government of Canada has announced its commitment to provide compensation for supply-managed sectors for the impacts of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Additional details are expected to be made available in the spring of 2023.
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 2022-2023, $468 million will be made available up to March 31, 2023 in the form of direct payments. To receive a payment, registrations must be signed and received no later than March 31, 2023.
Eligible producers must register every year of the program to receive a payment.
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, $468 million and $469 million in direct payments was made available in 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 respectively.
|National allocation of funds on a provincial basis||Allocated Quota
(% of the P10 Rounded)
|Provincial share $
|Newfoundland and Labrador||0.64%||$2,988,160|
|Prince Edward Island||1.27%||$5,945,931|
How the program is delivered
The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) delivers 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