Resources

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Licensing
Barley Dealer Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Canola Dealer Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Cutting Hay within the Highway Right-of-Way Permit (Alberta Transportation)
Domestic Cervid Production Farm Licence (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Egg Processor Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Egg Producer Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Egg Producer and Processor Licencing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Fish Culture Licence (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Hatchery Operator Licensing – Issued by Alberta Hatching Egg Producers (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Hatchery Operator Licensing- Issued by Alberta Chicken Producers (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Milk Processor Licencing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Milk Producer Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Oat Dealer Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Potato Dealer Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Potato Processor Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Potato Producer Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Pulse Dealer Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Sugar Beet Processor Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Sugar Beet Producer Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Vegetable Processor Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Vegetable Producer Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Wheat Dealer Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Regulatory
Agricultural Products Marketing Council Appeal Tribunal (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Appointed Inspector Program (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Beekeeping Registration and Permits (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Coyote Predation Control Manual and Study Guide (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Dairy Farm and Processing Operation – Licensing and Inspections (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Domestic Cervid Production Farm Licence (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Farm Implement Act Administration (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Farm Implement Dealer Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Farm Implement Distributor Licensing (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Importing Agricultural Products (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
New and Expanding Confined Feeding Operations – Application and Approval (Natural Resources Conservation Board)
Notice of Failure to Perform – New Farm Equipment (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Regulatory Process for Siting New or Expanded Confined Feeding Operations (Natural Resources Conservation Board)
Weed Control Notices and Identification (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Women’s Institute Application to Incorporate (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Government Grants & Contributions
AgriRecovery (Growing Forward 2)
AgriStability (AFSC)
Agricultural Initiatives Program (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Agrivalue Fund (AVAC)
Alberta Farm Fuel Benefit (AFFB) (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Alberta Farm Recovery Plan (AFSC)
Alberta Small Brewers Development Program (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
FireSmart Community Grant Program (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Food Safety Systems Delivery Agent Program (Growing Forward 2)
Interest Rebate Program (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Feeder Associations of Alberta)
Wildfire Cost Assessment Review (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry)
Youth Employment Program (National Research Council)
Ag Research Fund Agrivalue Fund
Alberta Barley Commission Research Program
Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund
Collaborative Research and Development Grants
Olds College Centre for Innovation
Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program

Programs and Services

Development Officers and New Venture Coaches at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry are ready to assist you in accessing the following resources designed to aid agri-processing companies locate funding programs, services and supports.

Automation, Technology & Continuous Improvement

Program Name Type Funding Website
Agri-Innovation Program Grant/Interest-Free Loan $10,000,000 www.agr.gc.ca
Growing Forward Agri-Processing Automation & Efficiency Program Grant $2,000,000 www.growingforward.alberta.ca
GO Productivity Resource

Food Safety

Program Name Type Funding Website
Food Safety Resources & Assistance Resource www.foodsafety.alberta.ca
Growing Forward Food Safety Systems Processors Grant $25,000 www.growingforward.alberta.ca
Online Food Safety Training & Management System Resource www.afpa.com
Food Safety Training & Consulting Resource www.afpa.com

Investment/Business Planning/Access to Capital

Program Name Type Funding Website
Agriculture Borrowing Program Financing/Loan www.atb.com
Agribusiness & Agri-food Financing Financing/Loan www.fcc-fac.ca
Business Loans Loan www.bdc.ca
Family-Owned Business Education Programs Resource business.ualberta.ca/ centres/family-business
Family Business Resources Resource Businessfamilies.org
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Program Loan $150,000 www.awebusiness.com
Canada Small Business Financing Program Loan $1,000,000 www.ic.gc.ca
Centres for Excellence for Commercialization and Research Program Network, Resource Loan www.nce-rce.gc.ca
Community Future Business Loans Loan $150,000 www.albertacf.com
District Business Ventures Accelerator Resource www.districtventures.ca
Futurpreneur Canada Start-Up Program Loan $45,000 www.futurepreneur.ca
Pre-Commercial Investment Program Loan www.avacltd.com
Value Added & Agribusiness Program Financing/Loan $5,000,000 www.afsc.ca

Nutrition/Labeling

Program Name Type Funding Website
Canada’s Regulatory System for Food with Health Benefits Resource www.agr.gc.ca
Regulatory Readiness Decision Model Resource www.agr.gc.ca
Food Labelling for Industry Resource www.inspection.gc.ca

Occupational Health & Safety (OH & S)

Program Name Type Funding Website
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Resource work.alberta.ca
Certificate of Recognition Program Resource www.afpa.com
Small Employer Certificate of Recognition Resource www.afpa.com
Workplace Health & Safety Program Resource www.afpa.com

Research & Development/Innovation/Marketing

Program Name Type Funding Website
Alberta Bio Future Program Grant $100,000 bio.albertainnovates.ca
Applied Research and Product Development Program Grant $150,000 bio.albertainnovates.ca
Agri-Marketing Program Grant/
Interest-Free Loan
$250,000 (SME)
$2.5Mil/yr (MD)
$1Mil/project (AS)
www.agr.gc.ca
Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator Resource agriculture.alberta.ca
Alberta Export Expansion Package Grant alberta.ca/ministry-economic-development-trade.aspx
Alberta Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit Tax Credit Tax Credit up to 10% eae.alberta.ca
The Canada Brand in the Canadian Market Resource marquecanadabrand.agr.gc.ca
Connectica Resource www.connectica.ca
Food Processing Development Centre Resource agriculture.alberta.ca/fpdc
Growing Forward Accelerating Innovation Grant $1,000,000 growingforward.alberta.ca
Growing Forward Agri-Processing Product and Market Development Grant $500,000 growingforward.alberta.ca
Growing Forward Business Opportunity Program Grant $30,000 growingforward.alberta.ca
Industrial Research Assistance Program Resource/Grant www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Market Development Team Resource agriculture.alberta.ca
Matching Investment Fund Grant $150,000 www.milkingredients.ca
Product Demonstration Fund Grant $300,000 www.albertatechfutures.ca
Western Innovation Initiative Grant $3,500,000 www.wd-deo.gc.ca
Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program Tax Credit Tax credit up to 35% www.cra-arc.gc.ca

Sustainability

Program Name Type Funding Website
Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund Program Grant www.ccemc.ca
Green Municipality Fund Grant and Low Interest Loan $175,000 for plans and feasibility studies
$350,000 for projects
www.fcm.ca
ecoENERGY for Industry Assessment Incentive Program Grant $40,000 www.nrcan.gc.ca
On-line Sustainability Portal Resource www.provisioncoalition.com
Office of Energy Efficiency Resource oee.nrcan.gc.ca
SD Tech FundTM Grant www.sdtc.ca

Workforce Development

Program Name Type Funding Website
Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative Grant $10,000
$16,000
www.albertacanada.com
Agri-Industry Workforce Development Program Grant $25,000 agriculture.alberta.ca/workforce
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program Resource www.albertacanada.com
Alberta Innovates Commercialization Associates Grant $62,000 www.albertatechfutures.ca
Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit Tax Credit $2,000 www.cra-arc.gc.ca
Canada-Alberta Job Grant Grant $10,000 per trainee
$300,000 per company
www.albertacanada.com
Canada Summer Jobs Grant 50% of minimum hourly wage for private sector www.servicecanada.gc.ca
Career Bridge Program Grant www.careeredge.ca
Great People Growing Profits Toolkit Resource www.agric.gov.ab.ca
Growing Forward Business Management Skills Grant Grant $10,000 or $40,000 www.growingforward.alberta.ca
Funding for Hiring-Career Focus Program Grant $15,000 www.fundingforhiring.com
Job Creation Incentive Program Grant www.albertacanada.com
Skilling Up Workplace Training Program Grant www.emccanada.org
Summer Temporary Employment Program Grant Based on size and scope of the organization www.albertacanada.com
Temporary Foreign Worker Program Resource www.esdc.gc.ca
Training and Development Resources Resource www.fphrc.com
Workforce Development Team Resource agriculture.alberta.ca/workforce
Youth Employment Program Grant $30,000 www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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