Applying for and using producer cars to ship grain

New Apply for a producer car online

Producer car administrators and producers who are administering their own producer cars can apply for producer cars online as of July 14, 2014. To get started simply register and follow the steps to apply.

Note: Producer car administrators must apply using the online system. They may not apply via fax for the 2014-15 crop year. Producers who are administering their own producer cars may still choose to apply via fax.

Fee for processing an application for a producer railway car.

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), 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.




Completing shipping documents

Completing shipping reports


Requesting reinspection

Settling for grain and charges incurred

Settling a dispute

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, August 2015, weeks 1 to 5.

Grain shipping calendar, September 2015, weeks 5 to 9.

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

Producer Car contacts

Garth Steidl
Producer Car Officer
Telephone: 204-983-3368

Richard Daly
Assistant Producer Car Officer
Telephone: 204-984-2079


Canadian National Railway
Transportation Service Center
Telephone: 1-877-208-5019

Senior Manager, Canadian Grain
Telephone: 204-934-7354

Canadian Pacific
Car releasing/manual bills of lading
Telephone: 204-947-8140

Grain operations
Telephone: 1-800-704-4000
Fax: 1-800-704-3000