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GS1 Canada’s industry knowledge has been developed over more than 25 years of industry partnership and collaboration, and as a neutral, not-for-profit association, we are committed to supporting the growth of Canadian businesses.

A GS1 Canada subscription helps you get it right from the start by ensuring your products have licensed GS1 barcode numbers, also known as Global Trade Item Numbers or GTINs. GS1 GTINs and barcodes are required by many Canadian retailers, foodservice distributors, ecommerce websites and marketplaces to do business because they ensure that your products are authenticated through unique product identification numbers that are recognized globally. Barcode numbers purchased from other sources could be duplicated or fraudulent and may not be linked to your product or business.

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Get it Right from the Start with a GS1 Canada Subscription

You're not in this alone. Your GS1 Canada subscription includes a comprehensive suite of resources and tools to help remove guesswork and support you as you grow, including:

  • myGS1, your personalized online hub to conveniently manage your account and access your GS1 Canada tools and services in one secure location
  • Visibility to the latest Canadian retailer and industry requirements to list and sell your products
  • Online tools to quickly and easily create and manage your barcodes in one place
  • Online training and educational modules
  • Complimentary, multilingual support services
  • Access to a variety of industry solutions, developed collaboratively by Canadian industry leaders to meet the shared needs of businesses of all sizes, including ecommerce, product photography and more.

Subscription Options and Fees

A variety of annual subscription options are available based on the number of barcodes you’ll need. Your subscription and associated license is valid for 12 months and automatically renews annually*. If you’re not sure how many you’ll need, use a simple GTIN estimator to help figure it out.

* Unless written notice is received at least 60 days prior to the license expiration.

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Becoming a GS1 Canada subscriber is easy and registration typically takes less than 10 minutes. If you have any problems or questions along the way, you can reach out to our bilingual help team at 1.800.567.7084 or

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