Official inspection of ships


Fees shown are before tax. The applicable taxes (Goods and Services Tax and provincial sales tax in Quebec) will be collected on these fees.

Fees are updated on April 1.

All fee codes changed on April 1, 2016.

Fee code Unit (per) 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019
321 Tonne $1.63 $1.65 $1.68 $1.70 until July 31, 2017
$1.35 from August 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

Description of service

Official inspection of grain or screenings discharged to ships, and issuance of certificate.

Service standard

  1. When grain being loaded is other than grade ordered, the Canadian Grain Commission will inform the elevator staff by Cargo Non-Conformance form within one hour of the sample being processed.
  2. One initial certificate final will be issued to the client within two business days of
    1. approval of the official weight from Weighing Services and
    2. determination of the grade from Inspection Services.

Performance target

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

Performance information

Overall performance
Target 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018
90% 99.6% 99.0% 99.7% 99.8% 99.8%

Applying for official inspection of ships

Official inspection of all grain, excluding shipments to the United States, for export from Canada in ships is mandated in the Canada Grain Act.

  • The applicant makes arrangements with a terminal elevator to handle the shipment.
  • The terminal elevator/applicant presents the Canadian Grain Commission representative onsite at the terminal or the regional office or service centre with notification/loading order for the shipment.
  • Upon commencement and as required during the terminal elevator fulfilling the loading order the Canadian Grain Commission:
    • Collects an official sample during the course of the loading;
    • Conducts an official inspection on the sample;
    • Issues a Certificate Final for the shipment attesting to the quality of the shipment.

Service feedback

  • If you feel that the Canadian Grain Commission is not meeting its performance standards, you can give us feedback.

For more information

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

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