Centre of Administration for Permissions (Licensing, Permitting, Registration and Ministerial Exemptions)

The Centre of Administration (CoA) delivers and/or coordinates the full range of operational administrative services required for domestic and import related permissions. This includes licences, permits, registration, and ministerial exemptions, excluding export certification activities.

The CoA is stakeholders' first point of contact for all non-technical questions about CFIA issued permissions, which includes checking the status of an application, and seeking administrative guidance to complete an application or renewal for any of the services provided under "Permission".

Turnaround Time

The CoA commits to service excellence by providing objective, useful, respectful, consistent, timely and secure services in the official language of your choice.

The CoA will make every effort to achieve the following turnaround time:

  • All email and voice mail messages will be responded to within 3 business days.
  • You should plan for up to 10 business days for processing simple applications and longer for complex permissions (inspection or risk assessment required, document review / approval required).
  • You should plan for up to 2 business days for processing of ministerial exemption requests for fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • You should plan for up to 5 business days for processing of ministerial exemption requests for processed products and maple products.
  • Please note - At various times of the year our service delivery may be affected due to higher than normal volumes.

Contact Us

Inquiries:

  • E-mail: Permission@inspection.gc.ca
  • Phone: 1-855-212-7695 or 613-773-5131

Hours of Operation:

The Centre is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Service is provided in both official languages.

Food

Licences

Registration of Establishments

Ministerial Exemptions, Permissions to Move and Maple Authorizations

Food Permission forms are to be sent to:

Email: Permission@inspection.gc.ca
Fax: 289-247-4068
Mail: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Centre of Administration
Permits, Licence and Registration
1050 Courtneypark Drive East
Mississauga, ON L5T 2R4

Animal Health

Import Permits: Aquatic and terrestrial animals, amphibians, reptiles and their products or by-products

Domestic Movement

Animal Permission forms are to be sent to:

Email: Permission@inspection.gc.ca
Fax: 289-247-4068
Mail: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Centre of Administration
Permits, Licence and Registration
1050 Courtneypark Drive East
Mississauga, ON L5T 2R4

Plant

Import Permits: Plant and Plant Products

Wood Products and Wood Packaging Program Registration

Plant Permissions Application forms are to be sent to:

Email: permitoffice@inspection.gc.ca
Fax: 613-773-7229
Mail: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Centre of Administration
Permits, Licence and Registration
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0Y9

Additional Information

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