Version 9.2 of the CanadaGAP Program Management Manual has been published for the 2022 season, effective April 1st.

Component 3, which describes in detail how the certification program operates, is now available on the CanadaGAP “Management System Manual” webpage.

Reminder of Significant Program Changes for 2022

The CanadaGAP Program Management Manual contains further details about the following significant changes to the program for 2022:

  1. Introduction of two new CanadaGAP certification options, E and F: These two new CanadaGAP certification options are not GFSI-recognized.
  • If program participants are interested in switching to one of the new certification options, they are strongly advised to check first with their buyers/customers to ensure that non-GFSI-recognized certification is acceptable.
  • The new certification options are available April 1, 2022.
  • Complete the Change of Status Form (or Enrolment Form, for new program participants) on the CanadaGAP website at

For more information:

  1. “Production and Packing” audits for Option C and Option B Group Members: To maintain GFSI recognition for Options C and B, some operations who have both “Production and Packing” on their certificate may need more than one annual audit so that both harvesting and packing-related activities can be seen each year. Changes are effective April 1, 2022.

For more information:

Other Changes for 2022

 Download the ‘Summary of Key Changes for 2022’ document from the CanadaGAP “Management System Manual” webpage. Tracked changes of Component 3 can be made available upon request

If you have any questions, visit our website or contact the CanadaGAP office by calling 613-829-4711 or emailing

March 11th, 2022 at 08:53 am