Dairy Innovation Program - Application Process

The Application Process

A separate application form must be completed for each product submitted for consideration under DIP. Applications are reviewed every quarter. The deadlines to receive DIP applications at the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) are: 

  • March 31st
  • June 30th
  • September 30th
  • December 31st

Applications received during each three-month period will be reviewed by the Selection Committee within the following two months. 

Applications to the DIP must include the following relevant information:

  • the anticipated sales volume of the proposed product;
  • the composition of the proposed product, including for example, its butterfat and milk solids non-fat components as well as other ingredients to be used;
  • the estimated market distribution of the proposed product and the amount of milk required annually for the first three (3) years;
  • a marketing plan indicating, for example, the distribution network and the targeted market (provincial or national);
  • the availability of similar products elsewhere in Canada;
  • the provincial certification and license number or application for a license in the case of a provincial DIP application;
  • the federal certification and license number or application for a license in the case of a national DIP application; and
  • the new or innovative factors being introduced to the Canadian marketplace by the development of the proposed product.

All application must be sent to:

Dairy Innovation Program
Toll-free: 1-866-366-0676
Email: cdc.innovation.ccl@cdc-ccl.gc.ca