$290M Available for Dairy, Poultry & Egg Processing Facilities in Canada

The Supply Management Processing Investment Fund (SMPIF) helps processors of supply-managed commodities adapt to market changes resulting from the implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

The program provides non-repayable contributions to support investments in dairy, poultry, and egg processing facilities that improve productivity and/or efficiency through the purchase of new automated equipment and technology. The overall program budget from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2028, is $292.5 million. 

Eligible Applicants

  • For-profit organizations, including corporations and cooperatives 
  • Processors of supply-managed commodities, including:  
  • Dairy processors 
  • Poultry Primary processors (chicken and turkey) 
  • Poultry Further processors (chicken and turkey) 
  • Hatcheries (broiler, egg-type or turkey) 
  • Egg graders
  • Egg processors 

Eligible Projects

The program will support investments in processing plants that are aimed at improving the competitiveness of the company. The program supports projects that increase automation and/or improve productivity in processing facilities, such as, but not limited to: 

  • Automation of an existing production process 
  • Improvement to an existing automated or robotic process 
  • Purchase of a new production line 
  • Implementation or improvement of an integrated management software 

In addition to the above, projects may also include activities that will provide additional benefits such as, but not limited to: 
  • Improving environmental sustainability 
  • Responding to consumer demand concerning food safety and animal welfare 

Funding Details

  • SMEs (0 – 499 employees) can receive a maximum of 50% of eligible costs 
  • Large organizations (500 employees or more) can receive a maximum of 25% of eligible costs 
  • A total of $5 million can be awarded to an organization over the life of the program 

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