Foreign Ownership of Manitoba Farm Land

The Farm Lands Ownership Act is intended to preserve farm land for use by present and future generations of Canadians. It limits foreign interest in Manitoba farm land to 40 acres to limit speculation and support the development of strong rural communities.

Non-Canadian individuals and corporations can apply to the Manitoba Farm Industry Board for an exemption if they wish to acquire an interest in more than 40 acres. The Board considers factors such as the public interest, the potential benefit to Manitoba and the specific circumstances of the applicant.

Further information may be found on

The Manitoba Farm Industry Board and The Farm Lands Ownership Act Fact Sheet (La Commission agricole du Manitoba et la Loi sur la propriété agricole)

How to apply for an exemption

Please fill out the Application Form, and mail along it with your application fee to the address below:

Manitoba Farm Industry Board
812-401 York Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0P8
Phone: 204-945-3856
Fax: 204-945-1489

For complete list of current Board members, visit Agencies, Boards and Commissions and click on the Manitoba Farm Industry Board.