This guide for business owners covers current Farm Credit Canada grants, loans, and other funding programs for entrepreneurs.
This is our dedicated “hub” page for Farm Credit Canada (FCC) funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!
Farm Credit CanadaMandate
Farm Credit Canada’s mandate is described in the Farm Credit Canada Act as follows:
The purpose of the corporation is to enhance rural Canada by providing specialized and personalized business and financial services and products to farming operations, including family farms, and to those businesses in rural Canada, including small and medium-sized businesses, that are businesses related to farming. The primary focus of the activities of the corporation shall be on farming operations, including family farms.
FCC reports to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food through annual reports, corporate plans and quarterly financials.
Farm Credit CanadaPriorities
FCC’s priorities reflect the federal government’s mandate to support agriculture and agri-food in a way that allows this vibrant industry to be a leader in job creation and innovation. Government priorities for the industry include support for agri-food exports, under-represented groups in Canadian agriculture and agri-food, products to facilitate intergenerational transfers and assist young and new farmers entering the industry, and climate and sustainability goals.
You can learn about Farm Credit Canada’s priorities by reading its Corporate Plan Summary 2022 – 23 to 2026 – 27.
Types of Funding Farm Credit Canada Offers
Farm Credit Canada offers loans, credit lines and more.