GS1 Canada

Generate Your GS1 Global Standard Barcodes Quickly and Easily

Seamlessly generate your barcode symbols with GS1 Canada’s Barcode Generator, an all-in-one tool to efficiently create high-resolution barcode symbols based on your GS1 Global Trade Identification Numbers (GTIN).

Over 6 billion GS1 barcodes are scanned around the world every day so you can have confidence knowing that GS1 Canada generated barcode symbols align with global standards, ensuring a reliable source of barcode images that comply with all regulatory requirements, rules and formats and scan correctly every time.

Simply enter your GS1 GTIN and, with the click of a button, you can quickly generate barcode symbols that adhere to all the requirements that make up a successful barcode, ready to share with trading partners around the world.



The Barcode Generator supports the following barcode formats. Find out more about these barcode types and when they can be used with this handy guide.

  • UPC-A
  • EAN-13
  • ITF-14
  • Expanded DataBar
  • Stacked Expanded DataBar
  • GS1-128

The tool enables users to include critical product information, such as the batch/lot numbers or expiry dates when you create a GS1-128, Expanded DataBar or Stacked Expanded DataBar for ultimate traceability and transparency.


Journey of a GTIN


How GS1 Canada Can Help

GTIN Assignment

The only global standard for unique product identification, get Global Trade Item Numbers for your products through GS1 Canada.

Barcode Generator

An all-in-one tool to efficiently create high-resolution barcode symbols for your GS1 GTINs.

Solution Provider Directory

Use your own designers and printers or consult our Solution Provider Directory for a list of approved solution providers.

Barcode Scan Verification

Ensure your barcodes scan correctly on a variety of retail point-of-sale scanners

GTIN Allocation Assistant

A decision support tool that provides a quick and easy decision on whether your product variations require a new GTIN.



The Value of Barcode Generator

Global Standards

GS1 Canada generated barcodes align with global standards, ensuring a reliable source of barcode symbols that comply with all regulatory requirements, rules and formats and scan correctly every time.


Increased Operational Efficiency

Improve speed-to-market, save resources and increase consistency with one standards based tool.

Quickly and easily create high-resolution barcodes from the same place you get your GTINs. This provides a more streamlined and efficient process enabling users to receive their GTINs and create their barcodes in a one-stop shop through GS1 Canada.


Barcode Scan Verification Service

To make sure your solution provider correctly incorporated and printed your barcodes, you can use GS1 Canada’s Barcode Scan Verification Service to test that they can be scanned by a variety of point-of-sale scanners to ensure that each one passes the "real-world" test.

Find Out More About Barcoding

Getting your barcodes right is important. Once you have assigned a GTIN to a product, that GTIN can never be allocated to a different product again.

Find out more about barcodes and the symbols you may need for your business through our Standards page with links to global standards and guides on barcodes, barcode placement, printing barcodes and more.

For more information about the Barcode Generator, please review our FAQs, email us at info@gs1ca.org or call us at 1.800.567.7084.

You can also take advantage of GS1 Canada’s Learning Zone to help you decide the optimum placement, size and colour for your barcode to ensure encourage a successful scan throughout the supply chain.