Agriculture Workshop, Oct 5,6, 2015

Agriculture Training Program

Could you or your business benefit from skills development and training opportunities? This program provides funding to help you access these opportunities and help advance agriculture as a whole in the NWT.

Who is eligible?

NWT residents who are experienced and/or new entrants into agricultural food production as well as agri-food processing business and/or involved in northern-based agri-businesses.


Support is available in a number of different areas:

  • A maximum of $3,000 per year, for the first two years of operation to assist agricultural start-up or new-entrant producers and processors with initial operating costs such as seed, transplants, fertilizer and biological controls.
  • A maximum of $15,000 annually to assist agricultural producers and agri-food processors to offset the cost of harvesting, processing or other specialized equipment to support their operation.
  • A maximum of $15,000 over the five-year life of the program to support the purchase and construction of food storage facilities.
  • A maximum of $15,000 over the five-year life of the program for activities to increase the productive capacity of commercial (e.g. >150 m2) greenhouses to a maximum of $20 per square metre.
  • A maximum of $15,000 over the five-year life of the program to assist with the purchase of materials and construction of a commercial (>150 m2) greenhouse selling products to the public.
  • A maximum of $15,000 annually for the implementation of new technologies to encourage greater process efficiencies or improved yields.
  • A maximum of $7,500 annually, to a five-year program limit of $15,000 for agriculture land sustainability and diversification activities, including the clearing and breaking of land and other improvements, such as fencing, to a maximum of $1,000 per 900 m2  (this equates to 9,688 square feet or approximately ¼ acre).
  • Other activities which may include hiring third-party labour and consultant services for professional, technical and analytical support to a program five year maximum of $10,000.
  • Funding to offset the costs of materials, or minor construction of commercial livestock or other production facilities, to a program maximum of 75% of project costs not to exceed $15,000 annually.

Download the program guidelines below for details.

Required documents

A completed Canadian Agriculture Partnership application form providing detailed information including: full project costing, objectives, outcomes, and outputs and indicators for success.

How do I apply?

Download an application below and submit it to your regional ITI office. If you have any questions, please contact your regional office.