Acts and regulations

The Canadian Grain Commission proposes and enforces laws and regulations that

  • establish and maintain standards of quality for Canadian grain
  • regulate grain handling in Canada
  • ensure grain is a dependable commodity for domestic and export markets

What are we doing?

The Canadian Grain Commission is responsible for administering certain acts and regulations, and for implementing government-wide regulatory initiatives.

Acts and regulations

The Canadian Grain Commission is responsible for administering certain federal acts and regulations.

Planned or anticipated changes to regulations (Forward Regulatory Plan, Stock Review Plan, Targeted Regulatory Review Sectoral Roadmap)

The Forward Regulatory Plan is a public list, with descriptions, of planned or anticipated federal regulatory changes that the Canadian Grain Commission intends to bring forward over a 24-month period.

The Regulatory Stock Review Plan is the Canadian Grain Commission’s plan to review its entire regulatory stock over a set period of time. The stock review plan includes the following:

  • a list of the regulations that will undergo a review, prioritized in a way that makes sense to the regulator and stakeholders
  • a time frame for the review(s)

Timeliness service standards and performance information

The Canadian Grain Commission publishes timeliness service standards and performance information for its services, including services for regulated parties to obtain regulatory authorization such as a permit or licence to engage in a regulated activity.

Timeliness services standards and performance information for Canadian Grain Commission services

How guidance on regulatory requirements is provided (Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements)

The Canadian Grain Commission’s Policy on Providing Guidance on Regulatory Requirements

  • outlines the commitments, practices and tools that the Canadian Grain Commission applies when providing Canadians and businesses with information and guidance on regulatory obligations to be met
  • identifies the conditions under which written responses to questions will be provided

Number of administrative burden requirements in regulations (Administrative Burden Baseline initiative)

The Administrative Burden Baseline initiative requires departments and agencies to:

  • establish a baseline count of federal regulatory requirements that impose administrative burden on business
  • annually update and report publicly on the count of baseline requirements

Access the Canadian Grain Commission's Administrative Burden Baseline count and annual updates on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s website.


Related links

All of the Government of Canada’s acts and regulations can be found on the Justice Laws website.

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