Pesticides compliance and enforcement: Information for regulated parties

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Legislation and policy

Learn about laws and regulations that govern pesticides in Canada and about PCP’s compliance and enforcement policies:

Manufacturing pesticides

Registrants and manufacturers are responsible for:

Learn how to meet the act’s requirements:

Distributing pesticides

Anyone selling pesticides must ensure the products advertised and made available on the Canadian market are compliant with the requirements under the act. This applies to:

Learn how to meet the act’s requirements:

Importing pesticides

Anyone importing pesticides into Canada for commercial or personal use must ensure that they:

There are exemptions when importing pesticides for personal use. Exemptions are listed under Section 3 of the Pest Control Products Regulations. Growers should review specific requirements under sections 41, 42 and 44 of the regulations.

Learn how to meet the act’s requirements:

Using pesticides

Anyone using pesticides must verify that they:

This applies when using pesticides for agricultural, non-agricultural commercial or industrial purposes, as well as in domestic settings.

Agricultural users include any persons who apply pesticides to food and non-food crops, such as:

Non-agricultural users include:

Learn about environmental risk mitigation:

Learn about health risk mitigation:

Pesticide labels

It’s a violation of the act to use a product in a manner that is contrary to the label. You can search for pesticide labels in Health Canada’s database to view a product’s label and directions. This information is also available on our free downloadable mobile application.

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