CanadaGAP’s newest Certification Body, MSVS, has two updates regarding their service offerings.

For program participants who supply Costco, MSVS is pleased to confirm that they have been approved by Costco Canada to verify their suppliers against the Costco addendum in conjunction with CanadaGAP audits. Costco USA is also accepting MSVS audits against the Costco addendum this year.

Additionally, MSVS will be offering the CanadaGAP Auditor Training course for the first time live online May 6-7 & 13-15, 2024. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Course details
  • In English
  • May 6-7 & 13-15, 2024
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (PDT)
  • Cost:
    • Early bird rate (by April 15, 2024): $1350.00 + tax
    • Regular rate (after April 15, 2024): $1500.00 + tax
  • Register by visiting:

What does the course offer?

  • Intensive review of CanadaGAP manual requirements
  • Practical examples specific to commodity or region, HACCP component and optional module on auditing repacking and wholesaling operations
  • Digital copies of the course materials, virtual training and pre-exam review

How will the exams be administered?

  • The exams (CanadaGAP Auditor Exam, HACCP Exam (optional) and Repacking and Wholesaling Exam (optional)) will be available to write online in a proctored setting after the course is complete. Exam details and proctoring information will be made available before the end of the course.
  • Note: there is extra cost to take the exam online (cost covers proctoring fee per exam). Course registration does not include exam proctoring fees.

What are the system requirements to participate in the training?

  • Computer (Windows or macOS)
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in, USB plug-in

 Who should take this course?

  • Those interested in becoming CanadaGAP auditors
  • Group internal auditors conducting on-site audits for CanadaGAP group certification
  • Those conducting internal audits in preparation for CanadaGAP certification
  • Those responsible for the food safety program within your company
  • Program participants who want to further their understanding of CanadaGAP requirements
  • Consultants, buyers or other stakeholders

What are the pre-qualifying requirements?         

 What’s in it for me?

  • Understand how to use the CanadaGAP manuals and their requirements
  • Identify how to use the CanadaGAP audit checklist
  • Describe the hazards associated with fresh produce
  • Recognize the basic responsibilities of being an auditor and review basic auditing skills
  • Understand the basics of HACCP
  • Discuss principles of risk assessment and how they apply to CanadaGAP audits
  • Explain various pieces of legislation that affect Canadian operations
  • Understand how to read and interpret different kinds of records and documents

Need more information?

For course information:


February 1st, 2024 at 01:40 pm