Eligibility

General Eligibility

In order to be eligible for WLPIP insurance, producers in Western Canada must meet the following criteria:

  1. File farm income taxes in either British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba
  2. Be the owner of the livestock
  3. Be the age of majority for their specific province (19 years of age for British Columbia; 18 years of age for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba producers).

If you have any questions, please talk with your local WLPIP office or contact your provincial call centre.


WCPIP - Calf

In order to be eligible to insure calves through WCPIP, you need to prove that you have owned the calves for 60 continuous days throughout the policy. This is in addition to the general eligibility requirements. Participation is voluntary and available to producers across Western Canada.

It is important to remember that the insurance settlement will be based on the price of a 550-650 pound calf in the local market. If you are intending to sell heavier cattle, the CPIP-Feeder program may be worth evaluating. No minimum purchase allows you the flexibility to tailor insurance coverage to your operation.

WCPIP - Feeder

In order to be eligible to insure feeder cattle through WCPIP, you need to prove that you have owned the cattle for 60 continuous days throughout the policy. This is in addition to the general eligibility requirements. Participation is voluntary and available to producers across Western Canada.

WCPIP - Fed

In order to be eligible to insure fed cattle through WCPIP, you need to finish the fed cattle in Western Canada for the final four week period immediately prior to the claim window. This is in addition to the general eligibility requirements. Participation is voluntary and available to producers across Western Canada.

WHPIP

In order to be eligible to insure hogs through WHPIP, you need to prove that you have owned the hogs for 20 continuous days throughout the length of the purchased policy.  This is in addition to the general eligibility requirements. Participation is voluntary and available to producers across Western Canada.