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Purchase Agricultural Crown Land

Agricultural Crown land can be purchased by way of an auction, tender, lessee sale or through a catalogue sale.

Sales status as of December 7, 2017:


  • Agricultural Crown Land was sold by public auction this fall, with sales opening on October 23, 2017 and closing on November 16, 2017.
  • The online auction was available on the Iron Planet website.  Please visit the website for results on the auction.
  • The next online auction will occur in March, please check back regularly for details.

Tender Sale

  • None scheduled.
  • Check back often. Details will be posted when available.

Lessee Sale

  • Ongoing.
  • 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. 

Catalogue Sale

  • None currently available.
  • The Provincial Land Catalogue can include land that was not sold during a tender or auction sale. 
  • Any land in the Catalogue can be removed from the Catalogue without notice.

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. When the private auction company has been selected, a link to their website will be included on this site.

Tender Sale

Who can apply

When to Apply

  • Tender calls for the sale of agricultural Crown land generally occur in the spring and fall of each year at the discretion of the Ministry of Agriculture. Tender sales will be advertised on this site, at ministry regional offices and published in the Ministry publication, Agriview.   

How to Apply

  • Complete a Tender to Purchase Provincial Lands application  and submit to your local Regional Office prior to the advertised closing date and time.
  • The Ministry will consider the highest bid in addition to bids that provide the highest total for any combination of parcels.
  • The Ministry reserves the right to reject any bid.  Where the highest bid is rejected, the bidder may have the opportunity to meet the upset price.

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.

Catalogue sale

Who can Apply

When to Apply

  • Check the Provincial Land Catalogue page for land currently available for sale.  

How to Apply


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