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Are you new to GS1 Canada? By becoming a GS1 Canada subscriber, you benefit from our services, tools and resources.

We are here to guide you every step of the way – from creating barcodes, uniquely identifying your products, and getting you ready to exchange perpetually–cleansed product information with your trading partners.

We can help – whether you are trading in-store or online, and in any industry sector, such as grocery, foodservice, general merchandise, healthcare, pharmacy, or any other.

I am New to GS1 Canada

Get a Barcode

Barcodes uniquely identify each of your products, helping to trace them across the supply chain. Each barcode contains a Company Prefix Licence, which is unique to your business.

With a valid annual Company Prefix Licence, Canadian businesses of all sizes can create industry-compliant symbols and barcodes. Your Company Prefix Licence enables you to trade your products anywhere in Canada and around the world. Licensed company prefixes are used in the identification of companies along the supply chain, and of products at all levels of packaging.

Get started by selecting a subscriber plan that best suits your organization’s needs.

Get Started with Standards

GS1 Canada is the home of global standards. We support standards for barcodes, eCommerce, and traceability in support of business processes for organizations large and small across industry sectors.

Standards Library

Get Started with our Services

We implement standards-based, industry-wide solutions and services that have been developed by industry for industry. Our non-proprietary solutions serve industry as a whole – from manufacturers to retailers to distributors of all sizes. Unlock business efficiencies with GS1 Canada’s suite of services.