Before you apply for a cash advanceMarch 23, 2023Hub ArticleWhether it’s your first application or you apply every year, CCGA is continuously streamlining the Advance Payments Program (APP) cash advance application process for our customers.Your time is valuable, so here are a few tips to help your application process with CCGA go as smoothly as possible. Have the following items in hand before you begin: 1. Seeding intentions & land/soil type – Know the commodities that you want to include on your advance, the number of acres to be seeded for each, and your land/soil type:In Saskatchewan & Alberta, is the land you’re planting on stubble, summerfallow, or irrigated?In Manitoba, what are the specific soil designations?In British Columbia, soil type is not required. 2. Crop Insurance/AgriStability documents – To apply for a pre-harvest cash advance, your advance must be secured with provincial crop insurance, AgriStability, or GARS. Advances on stored grain don’t have this requirement because the grain is the security for the advance. 3. Partner/shareholder info – If you are applying for the first time, or the first time under a new partnership or incorporation, we’ll ask for these details and contact information for your partners or shareholders. We'll also need updated information if you've changed structure since your last cash advance. 4. APP ID number – If you have previously taken a cash advance from CCGA, we’ll also ask for your APP ID number. If you don’t have it handy, you can find your APP ID by logging into your online account. If you don’t know it, our client support experts can assist you.Now that you’re ready to apply, where do you start? New cash advance customers – If this is your first time applying for an advance with CCGA, call us at 1‑866‑745‑2256, option 1, and we will get your application started. Our client support specialists will set up your account to make sure you’re off to a good start. We’ll be here to answer your questions along the way. Returning CCGA customers – Apply through your CCGA online account. Applying online can save you time – you only need to review and update information that has changed and, with all your forms completed online, processing times are quicker. If you haven’t registered for an online account, call us to get set up. Of course, you can also call us at 1‑866‑745‑2256, option 1, to apply over the phone, or fill in a paper application form. The Advance Payments Program is a federal loan program administered by Canadian Canola Growers Association. It offers Canadian farmers marketing flexibility through interest-free and low-interest cash advances.