Controlled goods: Examining, possessing or transferring
Individuals and organizations need to register in the Controlled Goods Program to examine, possess or transfer controlled goods in Canada. Find out how to comply with controlled goods regulations in Canada.
The safety and well-being of our teams, clients, and partners is our top priority.
Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Controlled Goods Program continues to process requests. Those that are directly related to the COVID-19 response and critical operational requirements to maintain essential services of the Government of Canada are being processed on a priority basis. As a result, processing times for other requests may be longer than usual.
To minimize delays:
- submit your applications as early as possible, and identify requests that are directly related to the COVID-19 response, if applicable
- follow the steps outlined in How to register
- ensure that your applications are fully completed
- include all supporting documentation with your applications
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Services and information
Find out about our upcoming web-based portal that allows individuals and organizations to interact with the Controlled Goods Program.
Find the list of controlled goods administered by the Controlled Goods Program, how they are regulated and what this means for you.
Find out if and how you need to register in the Controlled Goods Program. Appoint a designated official and get the mandatory training.
Find the resources you need to register and comply with the Controlled Goods Program, and to develop a security plan for the safeguarding of controlled goods at your work site.
Search our database of individuals and organizations registered to examine, possess or transfer controlled goods in Canada.
Find the latest news and updates about controlled goods, and optimize your awareness regarding compliance standards. Find upcoming events.
Explore opportunities to engage with the Controlled Goods Program on matters that impact the program.
Tools designed to help you navigate the processes and comply with the requirements of Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Controlled Goods Program.
Information for registrants in the Controlled Goods Program: how to conduct security assessments of your personnel, prepare for inspections, develop a security plan and report a security breach.
Find out how to submit forms and make general enquiries.
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