Amendments to the Canada Grain Regulations – Repeal Schedule 3 and incorporate by reference updated grading determinant tables

Enabling act

Canada Grain Act


The proposal would make regulatory amendments to the Canada Grain Regulations as part of the Canadian Grain Commission’s commitment to modernizing the Canadian grain grading system. Currently grades are determined with reference to numerous grading factors found in the Canadian Grain Commission’s Official Grain Grading Guide (OGGG), many of which are not included in Schedule 3 (Grades of Grain) to the Canada Grain Regulations. Schedule 3 currently lacks the specificity and flexibility of the OGGG to be a useful reference for grading grain in a modern context, both for the grain industry and the Canadian Grain Commission. The proposed amendments would repeal Schedule 3 and incorporate by reference updated grading tables and factors. These amendments would improve consistency and transparency for stakeholders.

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

The proposal is expected to have a positive impact on business. Repealing Schedule 3 and incorporating by reference updated grading determinant tables would improve flexibility, consistency, and transparency.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

Not applicable.


Given the nature of these amendments, stakeholder reaction is expected to be minimal and positive. The Canadian Grain Commission plans to inform the Grain Standards Committees (industry advisory group) and contact all licensees directly to notify them of the proposed amendments. Public consultations via pre-publication in Canada Gazette, Part l are not anticipated.

Further information

Further information on this proposal can be requested from the Canadian Grain Commission.

Contact information

Melanie Gustafson
Senior Policy Analyst
Tel: 204-292-5721 / TTY: 1-866-317-4289

The date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan

April 28, 2021

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