CA Identification Number

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A CA Identification Number, commonly referred to as "CA Number", is a five‑digit number preceded by the letters CA issued by the Competition Bureau upon request.

Only Canadian manufacturers, processors or finishers of a textile fibre product or Canadians engaged in the business of importing or selling any textile fibre product are allowed to register for a CA Identification Number.

Textile Labelling and Advertising Information:

You may also contact the Information Centre of the Competition Bureau for further information.

Eligibility details

Only Canadian manufacturers, processors or finishers of a textile fibre product or Canadians engaged in the business of importing or selling any textile fibre product are allowed to register for a CA Identification Number.

Such dealers are not required to have a CA Identification Number but they may use it in place of their name and address on the label of consumer textile articles.

Note

Holders of CA Identification Numbers are responsible for the accuracy of the information in the database and for advising the Information Centre of the Competition Bureau, in writing, of any changes.

What you need before you start

1. Apply using the Online Application Form

After clicking the "Online Application" button the application form will open. Please fill in all mandatory fields marked with an asterisk (*). If you do not enter all required information correctly, we will be unable to fulfill your request.

2. Confirm Application

Once you submit the application form, you will be taken to a page to confirm the details of your submission. You will have the option to proceed with the payment, modify your application details or cancel the submission.

3. Submit and Pay

If you choose to proceed with the payment, you will be taken to the payment system where instructions are provided.

4. Enter your credit card information

The one-time payment for the registration fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) is payable upon application by MasterCard, VISA or American Express.

5. Print your acknowledgement

Each request for a CA Identification Number undergoes a review prior to issuance. You will be contacted by the Bureau's Information Centre to confirm what you have submitted. You will then receive a letter, by e‑mail or regular mail advising you of the number that has been issued to you.

Note

You can find your CA Identification Number on this Web site via the page: Search for a CA Identification Number, as soon as the application and payment have been successfully processed by the Bureau.

Online Application

Other ways to apply

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

CA Identification Number Application Form
(PDF, 53 KB, 2 Pages)
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