Service standard for new registration (no data)

New registration (no-data) will be completed in 465 days.

Performance target

The target for achieving this standard is set at 90%.

Performance results

Annual performance:

  • 2018-19: 92% of 370 submissions processed within the service standard

Applying for new registration (no data)

Fertilizer and supplement products imported into and/or sold in Canada are regulated under the authority of the federal Fertilizers Act and Regulations administered by the CFIA. Pursuant to the Act and Regulations all products must be: safe with respect to plant, animal, human health, and the environment, and properly labelled as to avoid misrepresentation in the marketplace. Compliance with these standards is verified by the CFIA as part of an assessment and registration process, or through the administration of marketplace monitoring programs that include product inspection, sample analysis, and label verification.

The process for submitting an application consists of pre-screening and up to 3 review streams.

  1. Pre-screening

    All submissions are screened to determine whether the required information has been submitted. The pre-screening process is divided into 2 phases: 1) the completeness check and 2) the first response.

  2. Review streams

    During the review stage, evaluators review the submission's information against the requirements of the Fertilizers Act and Regulations and associated policies. All administrative requirements are also dealt with during the review. Depending on the submission type and the complexity of the submission, the file may be required to go through more than 1 type of assessment.

Instructions on submitting information for registration and contacts can be found in T-4-122 - Service Delivery Standards for Fertilizer and Supplement Registration - Related Submissions under the Fertilizers Act and Regulations

Service feedback

If you have a service complaint, complete a Feedback Form or contact:

Fertilizer Safety Section
c/o Pre-market Application Submissions Office (PASO)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0Y9
Phone: 1-855-212-7695
Fax: 613-773-7115

or, alternatively:

The CFIA's Complaints and Appeals Office

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.