Under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), certain food businesses will require a licence to conduct one or more activities.
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Services and information
Who needs a licence
Answer a few questions with this interactive tool to know whether you need to apply.
Before you apply
Steps to apply, change a licence, food categories, if you already have a licence or registration.
Activities needing a licence
Trade within and outside Canada, manufacturing, processing, treating, preserving, grading, packaging, labelling, sector-specific rules.
Importing food with a licence
Rules for importing with a licence and standard error messages.
New regulation timelines
When you'll need a food licence for your business.
Create a My CFIA account
How to sign up for business use, create profiles, and assign contacts.
Rules for trading within a province, between provinces, or with another country.
The rules that give us the authority to give, renew, amend, suspend or cancel a food licence.
Find a licence
Find out if a business is licensed under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.
Food licence overview
How it works and why it matters in English, French, and 10 other languages.
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