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Wage Subsidy Programs for Farms in Canada

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 06, 2022

Wage Subsidies for Farms in Canada

2022 WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS FOR FARMS Are you a farm looking for a wage subsidy to hire labour? Here are several federally and regionally-funded programs to consider. Make sure to read the eligibility requirements carefully, as some subsidies are not allowed to be combined with others. Youth Employment and Skills Program for Agriculture (YES) The YES program provides a wage subsidy to employers who hire youth (15 to 30) for agricultural jobs. The program offers support for 50% of wages to a maximum of $14,000. If approved, the following employers are eligible to receive 80% of total eligible costs, up to … Continue reading Wage Subsidy Programs for Farms in Canada

B.C. FUNDING: Emergency On-Farm Support Fund – Deadline Nov 17

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 27, 2020

The Investment Agriculture Foundation is accepting applications for the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund. The program assists agricultural producers with some of the incremental costs for improving the health and safety of farm workers and limiting the spread of COVID-19 in agricultural operations. The program will provide up to $100,000 per recipient in non-repayable, cost-shared funding. Applications must include at least $5,000 in total eligible costs to be considered for the program. Who Can Apply? Eligible applicants are primary agricultural producers whose operations are based in British Columbia and meet the following criteria: be located in British Columbia; be one of … Continue reading B.C. FUNDING: Emergency On-Farm Support Fund – Deadline Nov 17

BC FUNDING: Small Farm Business Acceleration Pilot Program

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 23, 2020 3 Comments

Small Farm Business Acceleration Program

The Small Farm Business Acceleration Pilot Program can support the growth of small and/or new farms and the implementation of farm business plans and growth strategies. The program will support cost-shared purchasing of commercial farm infrastructure and equipment needed to accelerate the revenue growth of farm businesses. Program Objective Through the Small Farm Business Acceleration Pilot Program, small and new farm businesses can make investments necessary to achieve farm income growth goals, ensure commercial viability and strengthen financial sustainability. Application Intake The application intake for cost-share funding for commercial farm infrastructure and equipment will open December 7, 2020 and close December 15, 2020. The Ministry of Agriculture reserves the right to re-open the … Continue reading BC FUNDING: Small Farm Business Acceleration Pilot Program

WorkBC Support for Enterprising Farmers

Posted by Hailey Troock on April 06, 2020

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Are you an enterprising farmer looking for support for your business? WorkBC Employment Services has several programs that offer businesses in BC access to grants and subsidies for wage subsidies, infrastructure projects and job creation, to name a few. Read on to find out more about these programs that you may be able to access to help grow your farm dream! Community Employer Partnership The goal of the CEP is to increase employment and work experience opportunities through partnerships, shared information, technology and innovation. The program seeks to fulfill this goal through five streams, which include Job Creation Partnerships, Labour Market Partnerships, … Continue reading WorkBC Support for Enterprising Farmers