November 24, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated the Fertilizers Regulations to reduce red tape and provide more flexibility to industry while focusing on product safety and environmental protection. 

The CFIA is also making it easier for industry to submit, track and pay for new product registrations through My CFIA, the Agency’s secure and convenient digital platform. In order to take advantage of the new fertilizer and supplement online services, industry will need to sign up for a My CFIA account.

Stakeholders will have a three-year transition period (until fall 2023) where they can comply with either the old or the updated regulations on a product-by-product basis. This applies to the manufacture, sale, import or export of fertilizers and supplements regulated under the Fertilizers Act. Guidance on how to meet regulatory requirements during the transition period is posted on the CFIA’s website at

For links to My CFIA, to sign up, or for more information see Additional Resources below.

Additional resources


Sign up for My CFIA account:

Guidance on transition period: