AgriInvest Program: Quick Guide for Farmers


Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriInvest program is a self-managed producer-government savings account designed to help farmers manage small income declines and make investments to manage risk and improve market income.
Farmers receive a matching contribution of up to $10,000 per year to help manage income declines or to make investments to mitigate on-farm risks. Their AgriInvest account grows as they make deposits, receive matching government contributions and earn interest.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is equal to 1.0% of the Participant’s Allowable Net Sales, up to a maximum of $10,000 (being 1.0 percent of $1 million in Allowable Net Sales).

When It Ends:



September 30
December 31


Applicants must:

  • Earn income from the primary production of agricultural commodities
  • Farm in Canada.
  • File an income tax return reporting farming income (loss) to the Canada Revenue Agency by the final filing deadline for the program year
  • File an AgriInvest form reporting sales and purchases of allowable commodities by the final deadline for the program year

Participants include:

  • individual producers;
  • partners in a partnership;
  • corporations;
  • co-operatives;
  • communal organizations;
  • landlords in a joint venture;
  • estates;
  • trusts
  • limited partnerships;
  • Status Indians and Band Farms farming on a reserve;
  • custom feedlot operators

Applications Steps:


Corporation, Co-operative or Special Individual applicants must:
a) send the form to Canada Revenue Agency and a paper copy to AgriInvest Administration PO Box 3200 Winnipeg MB R3C 5R7;
b) contact their local administration for a form, if they farm in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, or Prince Edward Island;
c) contact La Financière agricole at 1-800-749-3646 or online for more information on how to apply, if they farm in Quebec.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must file:

  • request a PIN by completing an AgriInvest New Participant Identification Number Request Form, if a new applicant who wants to EFILE with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The PIN is the applicant’s unique identifier for AgriInvest
  • complete their AgriInvest form and file it by the deadline.

Other Things to Note:

  1. AgriInvest is one of the Business Risk Management programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector.

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