To comply with GFSI Version 2020.1 Benchmarking Requirements, CanadaGAP is publishing a mid-season update to the CanadaGAP Program Management Manual. Version 9.1 of the CanadaGAP Program Management Manual went into effect on October 1, 2021 and will remain in effect until March 31, 2022.

Component 3, which describes in detail how the certification program operates, is now available on the CanadaGAP website on the last tab of the ‘Becoming Certified’ page. Select the last item entitled “Management System Manual”.

Interim Changes to the CanadaGAP Program Management Manual

Version 9.1 includes updates to the unannounced audit programme for certification Options B, C and D, to maintain compliance with GFSI benchmarking requirements.

For a summary of changes, click here. If you have any questions, contact the CanadaGAP office by calling 613-829-4711 or emailing

October 7th, 2021 at 03:24 pm