New Entrant Program

Egg Farmers of Alberta’s New Entrant Program (NEP) was developed and launched in 2012. EFA recognizes that it is vital to the long-term sustainability of the egg industry that new farmers and new investments are encouraged. The NEP was established in order to assist individuals and families who want to own and operate an egg farm in Alberta, by issuing a portion of newly allocated egg quota to successful applicants, thereby alleviating some of the producer’s start-up costs. EFA’s NEP provides an excellent opportunity for anyone with a passion for egg farming and a desire to join our industry!


Is the New Entrant Program currently running?

No.  As a result of the NEP review, changes have been made to the initial NEP that requires allocation from future quota increases to satisfy, in order to help the first wave of successful NEP applicants get up and running.  As such, EFA estimates that it will be 2-3 years (2019 or 2020) before there will be sufficient available quota to reopen the New Entrant Program.


New Entrant Program

The New Entrant Program is currently closed.

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NEP Review

Egg Farmers of Alberta initiated a review of the New Entrant Program in December 2015, soliciting feedback from a wide spectrum of over 100 stakeholders.  The review was intended to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the NEP and its processes, and to provide guidance to the EFA Board as they review and update the New Entrant Program.  For more details about the NEP review process and feedback, please read the New Entrant Program Review Summary.

Changes have been made to the initial NEP, which requires allocation from future quota increases to satisfy, in order to help the first wave of successful NEP applicants get up and running.  As such, EFA estimates that it will be 2-3 years (2019 or 2020) before there will be sufficient available quota to reopen the New Entrant Program.