Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission is responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers’ rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.

We are a federal institution that is part of the Agriculture and Agri-Food portfolio.



Fee reductions proposed for official grain inspection and weighing services as of August 1, 2017

[2017-04-25 8:00] News release

The reduced fees would decrease fees by 24% for the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year.

Consultation begins on proposed new Canada eastern wheat class

[2017-03-20 8:00] News release

Stakeholders asked for feedback on proposed Canada Eastern Special Purpose wheat class.

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Use official grain grading resources

Find grading specifications, calculate moisture content, and convert test weight measurements.

Protect your grain in storage

Keep stored grain in good condition by following prevention, monitoring, control and remedial strategies.

Find a licensed grain company

Find out if an elevator or grain dealer is licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission.

Find varieties by class

Check if your variety of wheat, barley or flaxseed belongs to a Canadian class.

Apply for a producer car

Apply for and use a producer car to ship grain.

Get a free grade through the Harvest Sample Program

Sign up, send in a sample and get grading results.

Submit licensee reports or apply for a licence

Complete reports on grain handling, stocks, liabilities and grain dealer transactions as required. Begin the application process for a licence.

Request a service

Get fees, forms, descriptions and service standards for all of our services, including inspection, reinspection, analytical testing, sampling, weighing, licensing, and producer cars.

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