Dairy farmers will have to register before Mar. 31 with the Canadian Dairy Commission to get their share of $468 million this year.
And they will have to re-register for the next two years to get their share of the $1.405 Billion in compensation for trade concessions to the U.S., Mexico, the European Union and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Signed registrations must be received at the dairy commission before the Mar. 31 deadline.
The CDC said it will collect information from provincial milk marketing boards on licensed quota holders, use that to calculate how much they are eligible to receive based on the amount of quota they hold.
The poultry industry is still waiting to learn how it will be compensated for its trade-related losses.
The total dairy package, including what has already been paid and help for processors, is $1.75 billion.