Application Process

Eligibility Criteria

Grazing Purposes

Applications are accepted from livestock producers in need of grazing space. To be eligible for grazing privileges, an applicant must be:

  • A Canadian citizen or landed immigrant;
  • At least 18 years of age;
  • Considered to be actively engaged in managing and operating a farm; and
  • Considered a bona fide farmer.


Other Purposes

Individuals, partnerships, corporations, municipalities or agencies may apply for a Right of Entry License in order to gain access to any land contained within a Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Community Pasture or AAFC Water Project.

How to Apply

Grazing Purposes

Clients who currently have a permanent allotment will be mailed an application for the following year for the pasture where the permanent allotment is held. An application can be downloaded for new clients, clients who delivered cattle on a temporary allotment, and those clients who hold a permanent allotment but would like to apply at another pasture. To have an application form mailed, please call 306-523-6645.

Other Purposes

Real Property Section, Western Service Centre, is responsible for the authorization of access to any Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Community Pasture or Water Project for any purpose, other than sanctioned grazing by patrons of the Community Pasture Program.

Please note that The Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act authorizes the use of License documents to accommodate legal access to federally owned lands.

Contact Information:

AAFC Real Property Section
300-2010 12th Avenue
Regina, SK S4P 0M3
Phone: 306-523-6513
Fax: 306-780-5018

For access to any AAFC Community Pasture or AAFC Water Project, please contact us.

Legislation and Regulations

  • Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act and Regulations (1991): An Act respecting the acquisition, administration and disposition of real property and immovables by the Government of Canada.
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (1992): An Act to establish a federal environmental assessment* process *"environmental assessment" means, in respect of a project, an assessment of the environmental effects of the project that is conducted in accordance with this Act and the regulations.
  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999): An Act respecting pollution prevention and the protection of the environment and human health in order to contribute to sustainable development.
  • Species at Risk Act (2002): An Act respecting the protection of wildlife species at risk in Canada.
  • Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act (1985): PFRA was established by an Act of Parliament in 1935 in response to the widespread drought, farm abandonment and land degradation of the 1930s. Its role was to: "… secure the rehabilitation of the drought and soil drifting areas in the Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and to develop and promote within those areas, systems of farm practice, tree culture, water supply, land utilization and land settlement that will afford greater economic security…"

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