GS1 Canada Coming Enhancements

To make sure you get more out of our industry managed solutions, tools, and services, we continually enhance and improve them for the benefit of your business and industry needs. We listen to our subscribers and develop upgrades, so our standards-based and industry-driven services provide the most up-to-date and accurate product information.

To find out more about our upcoming and most recent enhancements, click on the enhancement you are interested in below.


Upcoming Enhancements


Please check back in the coming weeks for the exciting upcoming enhancements we have scheduled for 2021 and additional detail about specific dates and outages.



Recent Enhancements


In alignment with Canadian industry requirements to support data completeness and data accuracy, enhancements for ECCnet Registry will include:

  • Optional attributes, at the Consumer and Base level for pharmaceutical products sold in the Pharmacy sector, will become mandatory.
  • Continued global standards alignment with GDSN to enable data synchronization with global trading partners.
  • Continued Global Product Classification (GPC) codes updates to comply with GS1 global changes to align with the December 2020 GPC publication.
  • Change Log updates to help you better keep track of changes over time.

Launch Date: May 2021

Outage Dates: From May 29 at 9 pm EST - Monday, May 31 at 9 am EST, ECCnet Registry, ProSYNC and Item Centre may not be available.

Action Required: Please review the Coming Enhancements Document on the ECCnet Technical Documents page for more details and make any required updates to your data.

For More Information: Please contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email ECCnetSupport@gs1ca.org.

In alignment with Canadian industry requirements to support data completeness and data accuracy, enhancements for ProSYNC will include:

  • The Hazard Rating System (WHMIS) attribute, at the Consumer and Base level for pharmaceutical products sold in the Pharmacy sector, will become mandatory.
  • Continued global standards alignment with GDSN to enable data synchronization with global trading partners.
  • Continued Global Product Classification (GPC) codes updates to comply with GS1 global changes to align with the December 2020 GPC publication.

Launch Date: May 2021

Outage Dates: From May 29 at 9 pm EST - Monday, May 31 at 9 am EST, ProSYNC may not be available.

Action Required: Please review the Coming Enhancements Document on the ECCnet Technical Documents page for more details and make any required updates to your data.

For More Information: Please contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email ECCnetSupport@gs1ca.org.

In alignment with ECCnet Registry updates, enhancement for Item Centre included:

  • Improvements to reporting and search functionality to enable easier and faster sourcing of products and vendors for new listings.
  • Data integrity enhancements for Pharmacy, Grocery, and Foodservice sectors in support of nutritional updates and to address transportation of dangerous goods information (including transportation, storage, and disposal of hazardous products).
  • Continued global standards alignment with GDSN to enable data synchronization with global trading partners.
  • Continued attribute updates in support of Food Labelling regulation changes by 2021.

Launched: November 2020

For More Information: Please view the ECCnet Technical Documents page or contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email ECCnetSupport@gs1ca.org.

Product Certification has undergone updates to align with planned attribute and standards enhancements for ECCnet Registry.

The following 4 optional attributes have been included:

  • Folate, Dietary Folate Equivalents (DFE)
  • Folate, Dietary Folate Equivalents (DFE) UOM
  • Folate, Dietary Folate Equivalents (DFE) %DV
  • Choline %DV

Launched: November 2020

For More Information: Please view the latest Attribute Guide located on the Help Resources webpage or contact GS1 Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or email ECCnetSupport@gs1ca.org.