Competition Bureau Canada
The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace. We are a federal institution that is part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada portfolio.
Headed by the Commissioner of Competition, the Bureau is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (except as it relates to food), the Textile Labelling Act and the Precious Metals Marking Act.
We are in the process of moving our services and information to Canada.ca.
Our current Competition Bureau website will remain available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.
Services and information
This section offers a wealth of information on how you can submit a complaint or an enquiry in addition to the necessary resources and tools for filing these through the Competition Bureau.
A CA Identification Number, commonly referred to as "CA Number", is a five-digit number preceded by the letters CA issued by the Competition Bureau upon request.
The Competition Bureau has established fees and service standards for certain services and regulatory processes under the Competition Act. These apply to Written Opinion requests, Advance ruling Certificate requests, Merger Notification Filings and photocopies.
The Notifiable Transactions provisions in Part IX of the Competition Act require that parties notify the Competition Bureau of certain transactions when they are of a specified type, exceed certain thresholds and are not subject to any exemptions.
The Competition Bureau offers a variety of resources to assist businesses and trade associations in recognizing and preventing anti‑competitive conduct.
The Competition Bureau has developed tools to introduce specific topics to Canadian consumers and businesses.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- The Little Black Book of Scams
- The Deceptive Marketing Practices Digest — Volume 3
- Three‑year integrated plan
- Annual Reports
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