AgriAssurance: SME Stream – Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Receive Up to $50,000 in Non-Repayable Funding.

The AgriAssurance: SME Stream program is a stream of funding provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), a 5-year framework to support Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector. AgriAssurance is specifically designed to help businesses implement third-party assurance certification projects that address international market requirements and help expand export opportunities.

Mentor Works Government Funding Application Success Rate

Apply for Funding

Give your application the best chance at approval. Mentor Works has an 86% approval rating across all Canadian funding programs.

Apply for This Program

AgriAssurance: SME Stream

Amount of Funding

The SME Stream offers up to 50% of funding for eligible expenses to a maximum of $50,000 per project. There is a maximum of $100,000 per applicant if they have multiple projects.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

AgriAssurance: SME Stream

Eligible Applicants

If an applicant meets the following criteria, they may be eligible:

  • Applicants are a for-profit small and medium sized enterprise (SME);
  • Must be operating in agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based sectors including;
    • Businesses;
    • Co-operatives; and
    • Indigenous groups.
  • SMEs must:
    • Be involved in the process of growing, harvesting, or processing agri-products;
    • Have less than 250 employees;
    • Have revenues lower than $50M annually;
    • Are independently incorporated;
    • Are export-ready with completed market research readily available.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

AgriAssurance: SME Stream

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities may include:

  • Projects that help Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector SMEs get a third-party certification for the first time required to meet a specific export opportunity;
    • Obtaining a contract for third-party certification for agri-food products needed to enter identifiable export markets;
    • Hiring for employees dedicated to making such certification arrangements; and
    • Travel expenses associated with obtaining such a certificate.
  • Renewal of third-party certifications are ineligible.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

AgriAssurance: SME Stream

Program Deadline

Program costs can be eligible as of April 1, 2023. However, any costs incurred before application submission are ineligible. Application Deadline: September 30, 2027.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
Apply for Government Grants with Mentor Works for Time Savings

Apply for Funding

We provide an average 95% time savings to our clients, compared to businesses that apply for funding in-house.

Start Application