Get funding for agriculture training, mentorship, and internship

  • Apply for money for training
  • Apply for money for an internship
  • Apply for money for a mentorship

The Agriculture Training Program helps the Yukon agriculture and agrifood community develop skills and knowledge.

  1. Apply for money for training

    Eligible activities

    Examples of eligible activities.

    • Attending agricultural courses, seminars, workshops and conferences. This includes registration fees and travel expenses.
    • Developing agricultural courses, seminars, workshops and conferences. This inslcudes: 
      • instructor and speaker fees;
      • venue and equipment rental;
      • advertising costs;
      • speaker fees; and
      • travel expenses.
    • Activities that develop human resources in Yukon agriculture and agri-food processing industries.

    Eligible recipients

    • Producers.
    • Processors.
    • Producer or processor organizations.
    • Agricultural non-profits.
    • Governments.

    Eligible funding

    Producers or processors can get:

    • up to 60% of project costs;
    • to a maximum of $5,000 per year; and
    • $15,000 over the life of the program,

     
    Producer or processor organizations can get:

    • up to 75% of the project costs.

     
    Non-profits and governments can get:

    • 100% of the project costs.

     
    Non-profits and governments that receive 100% funding will be required to:

    • publicly advertise the training opportunity; and
    • select evaluate delegates against a predetermined criteria.

    Before you apply

    Complete the:

     
    We encourage you to get a program manager to review your application. Email agriculture@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5838 to set up an appointment.

    Apply for funding

    1. Gather your completed documents.
    2. Submit your application. Applications are generally reviewed once a month. The submission deadline is the 1st Friday of the month.
      In person: Room 320 in the Elijah Smith Building at 300 Main Street in Whitehorse. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    Find out the decision

    Most applications are reviewed by a Project Evaluation Committee that meets once a month. The program manager may review some. We will contact you once a decision has been made. This is usually within 2 weeks of the monthly deadline. If your project is approved, we can explain the next steps at this time or you can find them in the programming guide.

    Evaluate your completed project

    We will release your final payment once you submit:

    • the completed evaluation form;
    • an itemized list of expenses; and
    • copies of receipts.

     
    If you host an event like a conference or workshop, include feedback from attendees.

    We make project results, excluding financial details, available to the public.

    Find more agriculture funding programs

    This program is 1 of many available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. See all of our agriculture funds.

    About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

    The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. It provides funding to help Yukon’s agriculture industry:

    • increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
    • increase environmental sustainability;
    • expand domestic and international markets; and
    • improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.

     

  2. Apply for money for an internship

    To hire a farm intern, you must be an established member of the Yukon agricultural and agri-food industry. 

    The internship must last:

    • for a minimum of 8 weeks; to
    • a maximum of 25 weeks.

      
    The intern must:

    • show a commitment to work in the industry;
    • have some agricultural background, education, training or experience;
    • be eligible to work in Yukon
    • demonstrate an interest in the agricultural and agri-food industry;
    • be a Canadian citizen; and
    • can't be a family member.

      
    Consider internships for

    • new farmers;
    • women;
    • youth; and
    • persons with disabilities.

    Available funding

    • You can claim up to 50% of the intern wages.
    • You can claim a maximum of $5,000 per year, and $15,000 over the life of the program.
    • You can include in-kind wage expenses such as room and board for the intern.
    • Funding will only be provided on the basis of the actual wages and wage expenses paid.
    • You have to provide financial documentation verifying expenditures.

    Before you apply

    Complete an:

    We encourage you to get a program manager to review your application. Email agriculture@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5838 to set up an appointment.

    Apply for funding

    1. Gather your completed documents.
    2. Submit your application. Applications are generally reviewed once a month. The submission deadline is the 1st Friday of the month.
      In person: Room 320 in the Elijah Smith Building at 300 Main Street in Whitehorse, Yukon. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    Find out the decision

    Most applications are reviewed by a Project Evaluation Committee that meets once a month. The program manager may review some. We will contact you once a decision has been made. This is usually within 2 weeks of the monthly deadline. If your project is approved, we can explain the next steps at this time or you can find them in the programming guide.

    Evaluate your completed project

    We will release your final payment once you submit:

    • the completed evaluation form;
    • an itemized list of expenses; and
    • copies of receipts.

    If you host and event like a conference or workshop, include feedback from attendees.

    We make project results, excluding financial details, available to the public.

    Find more agriculture funding programs

    This program is one of many available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. See all of our agriculture funds.

    About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

    The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. It provides funding to help Yukon’s agriculture industry:

    • increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
    • increase environmental sustainability;
    • expand domestic and international markets; and
    • improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.

     

  3. Apply for money for a mentorship

    If you are an established member of the agricultural community, you can apply for funding to work with a mentor. This will help you learn new skills and gain experience.

    A producer or processor is eligible to work with a mentor in Canada or in the circumpolar North. You must submit a learning plan with your funding application.

    The mentor must have significant knowledge of, and experience with:

    • agricultural production; or
    • agri-food processing.

    Eligible recipients

    Applicants must:

    • have an existing farm operation; and
    • be seeking to increase skills in their current business; or
    • be expanding into another sector.

    Available funding

    • You can claim up to 50% of expenses incurred for the mentorship.
    • You can claim a maximum of $5,000 per year, and $15,000 over the life of the program.
    • Your expenses can include an honourarium charged by the mentor, travel, and room and board.

     
    For travel expenses, the applicant may apply:

    • to travel to the mentor’s farm; or
    • for the mentor to travel to the applicant's farm.

    Before you apply

    Complete the:

    We encourage you to get a program manager to review your application. Email agriculture@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5838 to set up an appointment.

    Apply for funding

    1. Gather your completed documents.
    2. Submit your application. Applications are generally reviewed once a month. The submission deadline is the 1st Friday of the month.
      In person: Room 320 in the Elijah Smith Building at 300 Main Street in Whitehorse, Yukon. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    Find out the decision

    Most applications are reviewed by a Project Evaluation Committee that meets once a month. The program manager may review some. We will contact you once a decision has been made. This is usually within 2 weeks of the monthly deadline. If your project is approved, we can explain the next steps at this time or you can find them in the programming guide.

    Evaluate your completed project

    We will release your final payment once you submit:

    • the completed evaluation form;
    • an itemized list of expenses; and
    • copies of receipts.

    If you host an event like a conference or workshop, include feedback from attendees.

    We make project results, excluding financial details, available to the public.

    Find more agriculture funding programs

    This program is one of many available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. See all of our agriculture funds.

    About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

    The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. It provides funding to help Yukon’s agriculture industry:

    • increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
    • increase environmental sustainability;
    • expand domestic and international markets; and
    • improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.