Wildlife Damage Mitigation Program

The Wildlife Damage Mitigation program helps farms protect crop and livestock from wildlife damage to improve industry competitiveness and resilience.


To be eligible, you must be a farm or Mi'kmaq conducting farming activities in a Mi'kmaw community.

For farms, you need to:

  • be currently and properly registered in the correct income category under the Farm Registration Act
  • have generated an annual eligible gross commodity income of at least $30,000
  • be at least 19 years old and actively farming in the program year

Refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program opening: 21 April 2023
Application deadline: 31 October 2023
Claim deadline: 31 December 2023

How to apply

Applications are closed.


Department of Agriculture
Programs Division
74 Research Drive
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

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


Program Guidelines