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Agricultural Crown Land Purchases

Agricultural Crown land can be purchased by way of an auction or lessee sale.

Sales status as of May 15, 2018:


  • Vacant agricultural Crown land that is eligible for sale is available for purchase through an online auction platform. The online auction is located on the Iron Planet website
  • The next online auction will start on June 1, 2018.
  • Any unsold Crown land that does not sell in the main auction may be listed for sale in a secondary auction at a later date.  Secondary auction information will be listed on the Iron Planet website.

Lessee Sale

  • A sale to a lessee can occur at any time.  If you wish to purchase your leased agricultural Crown land, please submit your application to the nearest Regional Office.
  • The incentives under the 2015 Agricultural Crown Land Sale Program ended on December 31, 2016. 
  • The 2017 Lease Premium Land Sale Program was announced on December 5, 2017.  In order to be eligible for this program, applications must be received prior to April 1, 2018. 

Auction Sale Information

Who can bid

When to bid

  • Bid on any agricultural Crown land offered for sale by auction once the auction has opened and before it closes.  Auction dates will be advertised on this site, at Ministry Regional Offices and, once the auctioneer has been confirmed, on the auctioneer’s website.  Dates may also be published in the Ministry publication, Agriview.

How to bid

  • Agricultural Crown land auction sales will be accessible online with services provided by a private auction company.  Each bidder will need to register on the auction site in accordance with their requirements.

Sale to lessees

Who can Apply

  • Lessees with a long-term agricultural lease can apply to purchase some or all of the land they lease.
  • Some conditions may prevent the land from being eligible for sale. Please check your local Regional Office to determine if your land is eligible for sale.

When to Apply

  • Lessees can apply to purchase their leased land at any time.

How to Apply

2017 Lease Premium Land Sale Program

Program Details

  • A 10 per cent reduction in the sales price of the land if the lessee’s application to purchase is received prior to April 1, 2018.

Who can Apply

  • Lessees with a long-term agricultural lease that is subject to the rental premium.
  • Some conditions may prevent the land from being eligible for sale.  Please check your local Regional Office to determine if your land is eligible for sale.  

How to Apply

Lands not Eligible for the Incentive

  • Land designated under The Wildlife Habitat Protection Act with a moderate ecological value;
  • Crown land sold by public auction; and
  • Crown land sold through Treaty Land Entitlement.

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