CA Identification Number - Application - Help


Failure to complete the application accurately may delay processing of the application and the assignment of your CA Identification Number.

Registration fee

  • A one-time payment for the registration fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) is payable upon application by MasterCard, Visa or Amercian Express.
  • Instructions on how to pay using your credit card are provided once you select the "Submit and pay" button in the application form.

Dealer name

  • Only one name under which the dealer normally carries on business should appear on the application.
  • Where the company does not have a legal business name, the applicant's name or any other legal identity (e.g. 1234 Canada Ltd.) may be used until such time that a legal business name has been obtained.
  • Notification of any change of name must be made to the Information Centre of the Competition Bureau.

Business Number

The business number is a nine-digit number issued by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that gives each registered business its own unique identifier.

Principal place of business

  • Must be a physical location of business or corporate office in Canada (i.e. street address, city (do not abbreviate), province, and postal code). A box office is only acceptable as a mailing address, in addition to your physical address.
  • Must be written in accordance with the Canada Post Guidelines.

Note: Where the principal place of business and mailing address differ, both addresses must appear.

Canadian mailing address

  • Must be written in accordance with the Canada Post Guidelines.
  • If applicable, include postal box number and postal station, general delivery information, rural route number, etc.

Authorized official in Canada


Identity of an authorized contact person that is responsible for:

  • the CA Identification Number application and modifications;
  • the products to which the CA Identification Number will be applied;
  • the consumer inquiries and complaints.

Please do not call regarding the status of your application. We will mail you a letter, advising you of the CA Identification Number that has been issued to you, as soon as the application and payment have been successfully processed.

However, as soon as your application has been processed, you can also find your CA Identification Number on this Web site via the page: Search for a CA Identification Number.

The completed application and accompanying payment should be mailed to:

Information Centre
Competition Bureau
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0C9

If you have more questions, you can visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Information Centre through one of the methods listed below.

Furthermore, if you don't understand the instructions provided, are having problems submitting the application or want a reimbursement, please contact the Information Centre. If you are contacting us with regards to a reimbursement, please make sure to have in hand the Transaction ID which appears on the Transaction Approved page. You will be directed to this page, once you have made your payment.

You can contact the Information Centre by:

Information Centre
Competition Bureau
50 Victoria Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0C9


Telephone: 819-997-4282
Toll free: 1-800-348-5358
TDD (hearing impaired): 1‑866‑694‑8389
Fax: 819-997-0324

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