Alberta

Alberta Self-Employed Farmer Stream

For farm owners/operators with proven management skills and the financial resources to develop a sustainable growth-oriented primary production farming business in Alberta, Canada.

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development will help assess the eligibility of applicants in this category.

Self-Employed Farmer Stream criteria:

  • Farm management skills
  • Financial documentation of your existing farm business
  • Documentation of your education, training and work experience
  • Proposed business plan for the farming enterprise you are considering in Alberta
  • Proof that a Canadian financial institution is willing to finance your proposed farming business
  • Sufficient financial resources to develop a sustainable farming operation
  • Ability to invest a minimum of CDN $500,000 of equity in a primary production farming business in Alberta
  • Minimum net worth of CDN $500,000 or confirmation of access to a similar amount of funds from other sources
  • Must invest in a primary production farming business in Alberta
  • Document your investment intentions in primary production farming in your proposed business plan
  • Applications representing the best opportunity for growth relevant to Alberta’s agri-food targets will be given priority