Memorandum 2024-01: Renewal of veterinary biologics establishment licences, product licences, and import permits

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Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9
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Date: April 5, 2024

To: Importers and manufacturers of veterinary biologics licensed in Canada

This memorandum serves as a renewal reminder for holders of Canadian veterinary biologics establishment licences, product licences, and import permits.

  • Veterinary biologics establishment licences and product licences will expire on May 31, 2024
  • Annual import permits will expire on June 30, 2024
  • Renewal applications will be accepted starting on May 1, 2024

The following forms and guide for renewal of veterinary biologics import permits, as well as renewal information for holders of establishment licences and product licences, are available.

For foreign manufacturers, and their Canadian importers

For Canadian manufacturers

How to renew using the My CFIA portal

  1. Log in to your My CFIA account
  2. Under Party Administration: select the validated party that requires the permission renewal
  3. Under Service Request: click the "Renew a Permission" button
  4. Under the Permission column: click on the permission number you wish to renew
  5. Click the "Renew" or "Renew with Changes" button, as applicable
  6. Follow the instructions on screen and attach the required forms and/or supporting documents, as applicable
  7. Note any necessary revisions to the permission, as applicable.
  8. Submit the application and complete the payment in My CFIA at least 2 weeks before your permit or licence expires

For step-by-step guidance on service requests, refer to My CFIA – Request services

For guidance specific to renewals, refer to How to renew or amend an issued permission

Ongoing responsibilities

The manufacturer must ensure that the product file at the Canadian Centre for Veterinary Biologics (CCVB) is kept up to date.

Canadian importers must update the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Veterinary Biologics Operations (VBO) veterinarian in their region of any major change in their facility or operating procedures.

For more information

If you have any questions or require additional information about the renewal procedure, please contact the CCVB by email at

Gita Malik-Dahiya, DVM, MVSc, PhD
National Manager
Canadian Centre for Veterinary Biologics
Animal Health Directorate