AgriInsurance Program: Quick Guide for Farmers


AgriInsurance is a federal-provincial-producer cost-shared program provided by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) that stabilizes a producer’s income by minimizing the economic effects of primarily production losses caused by severe but uncontrollable natural hazards. Some examples of possible eligible perils are drought, flood, wind, frost, excessive rain, heat, snow, uncontrolled disease, insect infestations and wildlife.

Producers get a payment when they experience a production loss during the year. The program contributes a portion of total premiums and administrative costs to this provincially delivered program.

Five provinces participate in the reinsurance arrangement: Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.

Comments on Funding:

The federal and provincial governments help to make production insurance affordable by sharing the cost of premiums with producers and by co-funding program administration.

When It Ends:

Accepting applications


Rolling deadline


Applicants must:

  • Applicants must be producers.

Applications Steps:


Each province currently has either a Crown Corporation or a branch of the provincial agriculture department responsible for administering the AgriInsurance program. The applicants must visit their provincial administration’s website for more information about the program.

Other Things to Note:

  1. The objective of the AgriInsurance (formerly Production Insurance and Crop Insurance) program is to mitigate the financial impacts of production losses by providing affordable insurance protection and by offering reinsurance.
  2. Each province develops and delivers AgriInsurance plans in accordance with the Farm Income Protection Act, the Canada Production Insurance Regulations and Multilateral Framework Agreements to meet the needs of the producers in that province.
  3. Program accepting applications according to sources.

Program Contact:

AgriInsurance Program

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