Packaging and labelling

Things to know

  • Pre-packaged consumer products must comply with labelling requirements, such as generic product descriptions, metric measurement/quantity declarations and manufacturer’s or distributor’s identity and address.

  • All labelling on product packaging in Québec (and accompanying materials) must be in French and have at least equal prominence to any other language.

  • Products sold elsewhere must have some bilingual labelling (e.g., product description and measurement/quantity declarations) – limited exceptions exist.

  • Country of origin marking requirements (applicable to some products, including toys and batteries) are set out in the Customs Tariff.

  • Examples of other products that are or may be subject to additional labelling requirements include: electronics, radiocommunications devices, articles made of precious metals, textiles and apparel, stuffed articles, food and drugs, natural health products, cosmetics, medical devices, jewellery and candles

Things to do

  • Ensure prepackaged consumer products comply with all applicable labelling requirements, 

including rules as to placement and font size of mandatory declarations.

  • Identify and comply with any applicable country of origin marking requirements.

  • Avoid making false or misleading representations on product packaging or materials accompanying a product.

Canada Company Registration

Company Formations Canada offers fast and easy company registration in Canada for non-Canadian residents and foreign companies wishing to operate and do business in Canada.

Register a new company in Canada as a non-Canadian resident

Register a foreign company in Canada

Canada Registered agent services for foreign companies and non-Canadian residents.

Canada Nominee director services for foreign companies and non-Canadian residents.

Shared from: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt llp Publication

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