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A convenient and secure way to do business with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Manage and track service requests online, including export certificates and permissions such as licences, permits, and registrations.

GCKey: cyberattack on users' credentials

We have detected a cyberattack based on the misuse of some account-holders' GCKey service credentials. We revoked affected accounts immediately to protect account holders.

Your food business may need a licence under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. Learn more about the regulations and read our tips to help you avoid delays in the licence application process.

Services and information

Sign in

If you have a My CFIA account, sign in to access online services.

Before you sign up

What you need to know before creating a My CFIA account and a profile for your business.

User guidance

Step-by-step user guides, instructions and walk-through videos to help you manage your My CFIA account, request services and respond to system notifications.

SFCR guidance finder

Search for information about the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations by using filters, key words or a combination of both.

Online services

List of services available through My CFIA and services that are coming soon.

Permits, licences and approvals

Licenses, permits, registrations, exemptions, authorizations, and permissions to move.

Authentication: certificate viewer

Search and authenticate a Canadian export certificate by using CFIA's certificate viewer.


Manage your service requests online

Watch this video to learn more about My CFIA online services.

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations


Find out if your food business needs a licence, when and how to apply, and other related information.

Requesting a Safe Food for Canadians Licence
Video - Requesting a License Using My CFIA

Many businesses need a licence as of January 15, 2019. Learn how to request a licence using My CFIA.

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