SFCR Import License for Food- Coming into Force January 15, 2019
November 20, 2018

Importers will require a licence from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to import food into Canada.  Depending on the food commodity you are importing, the import licence requirements will apply as of January 15, 2019.  To find out if you require a licence refer to the Licensing Interactive Tool link the Timelines resources link on the CFIA website.  You may consider starting the process now by creating an account on My CFIA,

Additional information on the SFCR for importers is available on the CFIA website you may call 1-800-442-2342.