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.
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 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.
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. Only Canadian manufacturers, processors or finishers of a textile fibre product or Canadians engaged in the business of importing or selling any textile fibre product are allowed to register for a CA Identification Number. Such dealers are not required to have a CA Identification Number but they may use it in place of their name and address on the label of consumer textile articles.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- The Little Black Book of Scams
- Modernizing Regulation in The Canadian Taxi Industry
- Competition and Compliance Framework
- Annual Reports
- Information requests from private parties in proceedings for recovery of loss or damages (Draft for Public Consultation—
March 8–May 7, 2017)
- 2016-2017 Annual Plan: Strengthening Competition to Drive Innovation
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