Apply for a grain company licence

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Completing the application form

To apply for a grain company licence, complete the application form for the class of licence you need and submit the required documentation. Inaccurate or missing information may delay issuance of your licence. Submit your completed application form and other documentation to licence@grainscanada.gc.ca.

Providing the required documents for your licence class

The Canadian Grain Commission needs different documentation if your company needs a grain dealer or primary, process or terminal elevator licence. The business name as incorporated or registered must be consistent on all your application documents.

Submitting your application documents

Email your forms and documentation to the Canadian Grain Commission as you complete them. Don’t wait until you have collected all the necessary documents. The Canadian Grain Commission will work with you to help you submit all the information needed to issue your licence. Keep a copy of your completed forms on file for future reference.

Forms and documentation can be emailed to licence@grainscanada.gc.ca.

Grain dealer licence

Once the draft grain receipt and draft cash purchase ticket have been reviewed and approved, the Canadian Grain Commission will request a voided, numbered grain receipt and cash purchase ticket.

Primary elevator licence

Once the draft cash purchase ticket and draft primary elevator receipt have been reviewed and approved, the Canadian Grain Commission will request a voided, numbered cash purchase ticket and primary elevator receipt.

Process elevator licence

Once the draft grain receipt and draft cash purchase ticket have been reviewed and approved, the Canadian Grain Commission will request a voided, numbered grain receipt and cash purchase ticket.

Terminal elevator licence

  • Completed application form for terminal elevator licence (PDF - 19 kb)
  • Articles of Incorporation or Letters Patent Incorporating, including any supplementary Letters Patent, Articles of Continuation, Articles of Amalgamation, Articles and Amendment
  • Audited year-end financial statements including the signature of a company director
  • Copy of current Device Examination Certificate(s) from Measurement Canada for your elevator’s shipping and receiving weigh scales
  • Approved equipment for grain sampling, inspection, weighing, drying and cleaning

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