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Get a Barcode

Before your company can begin using bar codes, you must create the numbers that will be represented by the bar code. These numbers are called GS1 Identification keys. The first step in building a GS1 Key is to obtain a GS1 Company Prefix Licence.

Company Prefix Licences are used to identify over 2 million companies and form the foundation for the unique identification of everything in the supply chain. To register a Company Prefix Licence with GS1 Canada, you must become a subscriber. We offer several licensing options to help you take advantage of the global GS1 System of Standards.

**Note: If you are a healthcare provider, please contact GS1 Canada directly for pricing.


Annual Gross Revenue/Operating Budget

For Product Identification:

Access To


< $250,000

Single Bar

A unique Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)


< $500,000

Up to
10 Bar Codes

Up to 10 GTINs


< 1 $Million

Up to
100 Bar Codes

GS1 Company Prefix Licence


< $5 Million

Variable based on requirements

GS1 Company Prefix Licence


> $5 Million

Variable based on requirements

GS1 Company Prefix Licence


Not Applicable

GS1 Canada

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

GS1 Canada

Not Applicable

GS1 Canada does not provide artwork for bar code symbology.

About GS1 Licences

GS1 Company Prefix Licences issued by GS1 Canada after March 31, 1997 are renewable annually.

If your organization has a GS1 Company Prefix Licence issued by another GS1 Member Organization, you are eligible to engage in GS1 Canada Services, subject to participation fees.

Obtain your GS1 Licence today or contact GS1 Canada for more information at 1.800.567.7084

Releasing a Company Prefix or an ECCnet Implementation Service

To release your Company Prefix Licence, contact Industry Support Services at 1.800.567.7084.

Company Name Change

If your company has changed its name or purchased another company with rights to a company prefix, GS1 Canada must be notified by submitting a Company Name Change Notification form and all appropriate legal documents.

Notice - As a result of GS1 Canada's adherence with the new Canada Not–for–Profit Corporation Act ("New Act"), the following changes to terminology are currently in effect: the terms 'GS1 Canada Member' and 'GS1 Canada Membership' will change to 'GS1 Canada Subscriber' and 'GS1 Canada Subscription'. GS1 Canada will continue under the New Act with minimal changes. Provision of an organization's GS1 Canada Licence or GS1 Company Prefix Licence and any additional GS1 Canada service subscriptions are not impacted by the new legislation.