Trade in protected species: relevant authorities

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) permitting and scientific authorities are distributed to other federal departments and in a number of provinces and territories. They are responsible for issuing CITES permits and monitoring wildlife species that are exported from their jurisdictions.

For further information or questions, the CITES permitting headquarters can be contacted.

CITES permitting


Environment Canada - CITES Canada headquarters

CITES Canada - Management Authority
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
351, St. Joseph Blvd, PVM - 16th floor,
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3
Telephone: 1-855-869-8670
Fax: 1-855-869-8671

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

International Fisheries Management and Bilateral Relations Bureau
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent Street - Room 14E 204-C
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0E6
Telephone: 613-998-9031
Fax: 613-993-5995
Management of permits
CITES Permitting Officer
Catch Certification Program: Integration & Planning Bureau
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
P.O. Box 99
Tignish, PE
C0B 2B0
Telephone: 1-888-641-6464
Fax: (902) 775-7100

Natural Resources Canada / Canadian Forest Service

Canadian Forest Service
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0E4


Provincial and territorial agencies issue CITES permits on behalf of Environment Canada, according to Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA). Environment Canada headquarters issues the CITES permits for those provinces and territories that do not have a CITES permitting office. import permits. Please see below for the list of provinces/territories that issue CITES permits for species indigenous to their territory.


Conservation Officer Services
Department of Environment
10 Burns Road, P.O. Box 2703 (V-18)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6
Telephone: 867-667-5652
Fax: 867-393-7197
Conservation Officer Services web site

Northwest Territories

Field Support Unit Compliance
Department of Environment & Natural Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
5102 - 50th Avenue, Suite 600, P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
X1A 3S8
Telephone: 867-873-7516
Fax: 867-873-0157

British Columbia

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Species at Risk Branch
Ministry of Natural Resources
Government of Ontario
300 Water Street, P.O. Box 7000
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 8M5
Telephone: 705-755-5658
Fax: 705-755-5483

Newfoundland and Labrador

Wildlife Division
Department of Environment & Conservation
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
117 Riverside Drive, P.O. Box 2007
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
A2H 7S1
Telephone: 709-637-2500
Fax: 709-637-2099

New Brunswick

Fish and Wildlife Branch
Department of Natural Resources
Government of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 5H1
Telephone: 506-453-2189 or 506-453-3826
Fax: 506-453-6699


Environment Canada headquarters

Wildlife Enforcement Directorate
Environment Canada
200 boul. Sacré-Cœur
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0H3
Telephone: 819-953-4811
Fax: 819-953-3459

Pacific and Yukon region

Environment Canada
Pacific and Yukon Region
401 Burrard Street, Suite 201
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3S5
Telephone: 604-666-5892
Fax: 604-666-0048

Prairies and Northern region

Environment Canada
Prairies and Northern Region
Room 200, 4999-98 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta
T6B 2X3
Telephone: 306-975-4799
Fax: 306-975-6061

Ontario region

Environment Canada
Ontario Region
867 Lakeshore Road
P.O. Box 5050
Burlington, Ontario
L7R 4R6
Telephone: 905-336-6410
Fax: 905-319-6976

Quebec region

Environment Canada
Quebec Region
1141 Route de l'Église, 1st floor
Sainte-Foy, Quebec
G1V 3W5
Telephone: 1-800-463-4311
Fax: 514-283-4633
Courriel :

Atlantic region

Environment Canada
Atlantic Region
45 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth , Nova Scotia
B2Y 2N6
Telephone: 902-426-4932
Fax: 902-426-9140
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