Irrigation Development Program

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The Irrigation Development supports infrastructure development to create a secure water supply to irrigable land parcels and increase irrigation capacity by a minimum of 10 acres.

Comments on Funding:

Eligible applicants who complete projects for Irrigation Development can receive the lesser of 67% of eligible costs or $1,675 per irrigable acre developed to a maximum program payment of $500,000 over the five-year program term of the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) from April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2028.

Deadline: Continuous Intake until December 31, 2027

Applicants must:

  • be primary agricultural producers (individual, partnership, co-operative or corporation) who can demonstrate a minimum $50,000 of gross farm income in Saskatchewan in the year of application or the year prior to the application;
  • be individuals, at least 18 years of age;
  • be First Nation Bands in the Province of Saskatchewan; or
  • be Irrigation districts (within the meaning of The Irrigation Act, 2019) in Saskatchewan that are approved by the ministry.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

1. This program is funded through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP).
2. The deadline for submitting applications for pre-approval is December 31, 2027, for projects to be completed by March 31, 2028.

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