Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP)

Receive up to 70-85% of Eligible Project Costs.

The Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP) is a federal government funding program which aims to help supply-managed poultry and egg producers adapt to market changes resulting from the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

The PEFIP will provide non-repayable grant contributions of nearly $647 million over 10 years to eligible Canadian poultry and egg producers. Eligible projects will help poultry and egg businesses increase efficiency or productivity, respond to consumer preferences, and/or improve on-farm safety, biosecurity or environmental sustainability.

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Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP)

Amount of Funding

The PEFIP will provide almost $647 million over 10 years to support poultry and egg producers through on-farm investments. Each producer is entitled to an amount proportional to their quota holdings as of January 1, 2021.

  • Up to a maximum of 70% of eligible costs for majority of applicants
  • Up to 85% of eligible project costs for Young Producer(s) who were 35 years old or younger on January 1, 2021.

The funding allocations include:

  • $347.3 million for chicken producers
  • $76.9 million for turkey producers
  • $134 million for egg producers
  • $88.6 million for broiler hatching egg producers
Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP)

Eligible Applicants

In order to be eligible, an applicant must be a:

  • Legal entity capable of entering agreements 
  • Have held quota/ shares of provincial production on January 1, 2021
  • Be one of the following types:
    • Poultry and/or egg producers holding quota;
    • Poultry and/or egg producers licensed, or equivalent, by a provincial marketing agency;
    • Atlantic Canada Hatching Egg Producers; or
    • Poultry and/or egg producers under new entrants programs with loaned quota and/ or whole-farm leases with loaned quota at the time of calculation. 

The term poultry and/or egg producers includes Canadian: 

  • Chicken producers
  • Turkey producers
  • Turkey breeders
  • Egg producers
  • Broiler hatching egg producers
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP)

Eligible Activities

Activities eligible under this government funding program must align with one or more of the four program objectives related to on-farm investments in:

  1. increasing efficiency or productivity;
  2. improving on-farm food safety and biosecurity;
  3. improving environmental sustainability; and
  4. responding to consumer preferences (improving animal welfare, adopting alternative housing systems, transitioning to organic production, etc.).

The PEFIP program supports on-farm investments in:

  • The hiring of external expertise to assess how the poultry and/or egg farm enterprise can improve efficiencies and productivity;
  • The construction of new infrastructure or expansion of infrastructure;
  • Building retrofits;
  • The purchase of equipment and/or fit-ups of current facilities related to the installation and operation of equipment;
  • The conversion of the poultry housing systems;
  • Shipping, transportation, and installation of eligible assets/materials (for example, construction materials, equipment, commercial off-the-shelf software, and IT infrastructure); and
  • Training related to other eligible project activities.

Examples of Eligible Projects:

Projects that may be eligible for on-farm investments are:

  • New barn construction;
  • Upgrades to equipment like feeding, watering, lighting, ventilation, heating; and
  • Installation of comfort systems that will promote energy efficiency and reduce an operations environmental footprint, etc.
Eligible Expenses for Canadian Government Funding

Poultry and Egg On-Farm Investment Program (PEFIP)

Program Deadline

  • Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2030, meaning producers can apply when they are ready to make an investment.
  • Applicants have the flexibility to seek funding for eligible activities that started on or after March 19, 2019.
Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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