Acceptable proof may include an income tax return that show no farming income earned and/or expenses incurred in Canada at least once in the last six years from the date the loan is being requested.
With regards to intent to farm, acceptable proof may include a business plan assessed and deemed viable by the lender.
In the case of a loan in respect of an item that forms part of, or is affixed to, real or immovable property, the borrower shall own the real or immovable property.
In the case of a loan in respect of an item that does not form part of, or is not affixed to, real or immovable property, the borrower shall own the item outright or have purchased it under a conditional sales contract.
If, after reading these Guidelines, additional clarification or information is required, please contact the CALA Administration at AAFC.
Program Officers are available to provide advance rulings on the eligibility of a loan applicant or the purpose for a loan upon receipt of a letter, facsimile or email describing the circumstances.
Floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C5 Telephone: 1-866-367-8506 (Toll-free) Fax: 613-773-2020 Email: [email protected] Internet Site: gc.ca/cala AAFC Web Site: Note: It is suggested that lenders keep this issue of the Guidelines as a loose-leaf reference which may be updated page by page on a periodic basis.
This publication is also available electronically on the Internet Site listed above.
Program staff can be contacted at This section outlines the procedures lenders are to follow assessing the eligibility of the borrower and the loan purpose when making loans under the Act and Regulations.
Lenders are expected to make such loans with the same care as in the conduct of their ordinary business.
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