Agriculture On-Farm Student Bursary Program

The Agriculture On-Farm Student Bursary program introduces agriculture to students as a viable career option and helps address the labour gap for agriculture producers in Nova Scotia.


To be eligible, you must:

  • be a student in Nova Scotia
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • be resident of Nova Scotia
  • be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in September (of the program year)
  • be employed by a Nova Scotia registered farm guaranteeing a minimum work term of 250 to 500 hours between 1 May, 2022 to the end of the first week of September 2022
Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Important dates

Program opening: 1 September, 2022
Application deadline: 30 November, 2022

Eligible on-farm employment period:
1 May, 2022 to 10 September, 2022

How to apply

Applications are closed.

Contact information

Agriculture – Programs Division
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6377
Toll-free: 1-866-844-4276
Fax: 902-893-7579


Program Guidelines