Ship grain by producer railway cars

New Changes for 2015-16 crop year

Canadian Grain Commission producer identification numbers will replace Canadian Wheat Board identification numbers that were used in previous years.

Producers must include their email addresses on their applications. Administrators must provide producer email addresses.

Administrators must submit their shipping requests lists for the following shipping week to the Canadian Grain Commission before midnight on Wednesday.

Backlog rule limits the number of cars allocated to a producer or company to two times the maximum car spot at a loading site.

Under the Canada Grain Act, grain producers are entitled to order producer railway cars through the Canadian Grain Commission to ship any grain designated as such under the Canada Grain Act. Producer railway cars are used to ship grain directly to a particular destination and provide producers a delivery alternative to the licensed grain handling system. Producers have the option to deal directly with the Canadian Grain Commission and self-administer their cars or use an administrator who submits a completed producer car application on their behalf to the Canadian Grain Commission.

Shipping grain by a producer car can involve several different players. The Canadian Grain Commission is responsible for allocating producer cars. The railways (Canadian Pacific (CP), Canadian National (CN) and short line railways) are also involved as they operate the rail networks. When a part of the process is handled by CP or CN, you will be directed to that web site for more information.


Apply for a producer railway car online

Producer railway car administrators and producers who are administering their own producer railway cars can apply for a producer railway car online. To get started simply register and follow the steps to apply.



Settling for grain and charges incurred


Grain shipping calendar

The shipping year runs from August 2, 2015 to July 30, 2016. There are 53 weeks in this crop year, week 1 starts the first week of August and week 53 the last day of July.

Grain shipping calendar, November 2015, weeks 14 to 18.

Grain shipping calendar, December 2015, weeks 18 to 22.

The calendar is also available as a PDF. Grain shipping calendar, 2015-16 (111 kb)