My CFIA online services

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is gradually introducing services online. To support businesses and international trade the Agency is engaging with industry stakeholders on commodity-by-commodity basis to ensure digital services are effectively delivered.

Online services available and over the coming months are listed below. Check back regularly to verify when specific export certificates become available to your sector.

If you have questions please contact 1-800-442-CFIA (2342).

Services currently online

Business line Service type Service
Animal Permissions Application for Permit to Import – Form 5083
Animal Permissions Application for Permit to Import Aquatic Animals and/or their Offal – Form 5670
Food Export certificates Certificate of Free Sale
Food Permissions Safe Food for Canadians Licence
Plant Permissions Application for Permit to Import Plants and other things under the Plant Protection Act – Form 5256
Plant Permissions Application for Registration under the Canadian Heat Treated Wood Products Certification Program (HT Program) – Form 5340

Export certificates to be released

Business line Service type Service
Animal Export certificates Animal By-Products Certificate to the United States
Animal Export certificates Live Equine Certificate (Horses, Mules, Asses and Hinnies) exports to the United States
Animal Export certificates Live Bovine Certificate (Cattle and Bison) to the United States
Animal Export certificates Live Swine Animals Certificate to the United States and European Union
Animal Export certificates Live Avian Animals Certificate to the United States
Animal Export certificates Aquatic Animal Health Certificate to South Korea
Food Export certificates Meat and Meat Products Certificates to: European Union and St. Pierre and Miquelon
Food Export certificates Meat and Meat Products Certificates and Annexes to:
  • Australia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
Food Export certificates Meat and Poultry Products Certificates and Annexes to the United States
Food Export certificates

Fish and Seafood and/or Aquatic Animal Health Certificates to:

  • China
  • Columbia
  • Congo
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Taiwan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam
Food Export certificates

Fish and Seafood for Human Consumption Certificate of Origin and Hygiene to:

  • Bahamas
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Ecuador
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Venezuela
Food Export certificates

Dairy Standard Certificate to:

  • Afghanistan
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bangladesh
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Myanmar
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Lucia
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
Food Export certificates Dairy Certificates to the European Union
Food Export certificates Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (Shipping Point) Certificate to the United States and Puerto Rico
Food Export certificates Processed Products Certificate Export Certificate (destination country exclusions may apply)
Plant Export certificates Phytosanitary certificate for all country commodity combinations: Grains and Oilseeds, Horticulture, Forestry Products, Seed Potatoes and all other remaining Plant Health commodities
Plant Export certificates Re-export Phytosanitary Certificate
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