Variety Registration

Canada's Variety Registration system is being modernized to support innovation, improve competitiveness, and develop new markets in the crop production sector. Learn more about crop variety registration modernization.

The purpose of variety registration is to provide government oversight to ensure that health and safety requirements are met and that information related to the identity of the variety is available to regulators to prevent fraud. It also facilitates seed certification, the international trade of seed and the tracking and tracing of varieties in commercial channels. This oversight is under the authority of the Seeds Act and Seed Regulations (Part III and Schedule III)

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