As of March 15, 2021 all customs transactions will be automatically rejected if the importer does not have a valid SFCR licence.
The licence costs $250 CAD and takes about one to two weeks to obtain once the application is sent. The licence is valid for two (2) years. One (1) licence can be used for several Food Sectors. If you want to add an additional Food Sector, simply log into your CFIA account and click to add the additional Food Sectors for the same licence. You must set up an account with My CFIA to apply for the licence