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AgriAssurance – Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Component | Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada


The maximum AAFC contribution for a project will normally not exceed $50,000. If you have multiple funding projects within the program, the total contribution towards all projects cannot exceed $100,000.


AgriAssurance Program: Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) component aims to support for-profit SMEs to help implement assurance projects that address market and regulatory requirements.

It will accomplish these goals by providing targeted support to companies to help implement third-party assurance certification projects that address international market requirements, thus helping expand export opportunities for Canadian agricultural and agri-food products.

Eligible Applicants

For-profit organizations operating in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector, including fish and seafood, which may include:

  • Businesses and corporations
  • Co-operatives
  • Indigenous groups

Small and medium-sized enterprises must:

  • Be directly involved in growing harvesting, processing or otherwise transforming or consolidating their products
  • Have up to 250 employees
  • Have annual revenues below $50 million
  • Be independently incorporated
  • Have completed market research
  • Be export and market ready

Eligible Expenses

  • Salaries and Benefits
  • Contracted Services
  • Travel
  • Other Direct Project Costs

Deadline Date

  Until September 30, 2022, or until funding has been fully committed or until otherwise announced by the program. The program ends March 31, 2023.
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